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Isolation of Leptospira noguchii from sheep
- Silva, E.F., Brod, C.S., Cerqueira, G.M., Bourscheidt, D., Seyffert, N., Queiroz, A., Santos, C.S., Ko, A.I., Dellagostin, O.A.
- Veterinary microbiology 2007 v.121 no.1-2 pp. 144-149
- Leptospira noguchii, sheep, sheep diseases, sequence analysis, pathogen identification, nucleotide sequences, leptospirosis, epidemiological studies, molecular epidemiology
- The main goal of this study was to obtain new isolates of Leptospira spp. from sheep. A total of 10 kidney samples and 44 blood samples were collected from sheep slaughtered in Pelotas, Southern Brazil. One isolate was obtained which was identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and serogrouping to be Leptospira noguchii serogroup Autumnalis. Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) evaluation revealed that 4.5% of the sheep sera reacted against the Autumnalis serogroup. This is the first report of isolation of L. noguchii from sheep. Together these findings indicate that L. noguchii infections may be a potentially important veterinary problem in this domestic animal species.