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Seroepidemiology of leptospirosis in Minnesota wolves

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

Serum samples (n = 457) from wolves (Canis lupus) in northern Minnesota were collected from 1972 through 1986 and were tested for antibodies against Leptospira interrogans using a microtiter agglutination test. Twelve serovars included in the study were: australis, autumnalis, ballum, bataviae, bratislava, canicola, copenhageni, grippotyphosa, hardjo, pomona, pyrogenes, and tarassovi. Fifty-two (11%) sera had antibody titers of greater than or equal to 1:50 against one or more serovars of L. interrogans. The seroprevalence of different serovars in decreasing order was: grippotyphosa, bratislava, autumnalis, canicola, pomona, ballum, pyrogenes, hardjo, and copenhageni. No antibodies were found against australis, bataviae, and tarassovi. These results indicate that L. interrogans infection may occur in wolves of Minnesota.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Seroepidemiology of leptospirosis in Minnesota wolves
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
27
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
248-253
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
248
Last page:
253