TITLE

Molecular detection of Leptospira species in aborted fetuses of water buffalo

AUTHOR(S)
Marianelli, C.; Tarantino, M.; Astarita, S.; Martucciello, A.; Capuano, F.; Galiero, G.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;9/1/2007, Vol. 161 Issue 9, p310
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a retrospective study that investigates whether leptospirosis was the cause of abortions over a three-year period in water buffaloes in Salerno province in the south of Italy. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method was used in the study for the rapid and specific detection of Lestospira DNA in fetal kidney tissue. The findings, together with the previous studies, indicate the prevalence and high susceptibility of infection with Leptospira species in buffaloes in the area.
ACCESSION #
26820253

 

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