Serology and PCR for bovine leptospirosis: herd and individual approaches

Otaka, D. Y.; Martins, G.; Hamond, C.; Penna, B.; Medeiros, M. A.; Lilenbaum, W.
March 2012
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;3/31/2012, Vol. 170 Issue 13, preceding p338
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which investigates herd and individual approaches of serology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for bovine leptospirosis. The study conducted leptospirosis screening of three dairy herds with high levels of reproductive failure from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Moreover, the study revealed that PCR is a vital diagnosis tool for the direct detection of leptospiral DNA.


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