CLICK HERE to read an abstract of a recent study with the PCRun(TM) Bovine Pathogenic Leptospira
Molecular Detection Kit performed in the OIE Leptospira
Reference Laboratory, Veterinary Sciences Division, AFBI, in Ireland.
Culture of Leptospira
interrogans and preparation of lipopolysaccharide
organisms can be treated using antibiotics but sick animals will need supportive treatment to counter the vomiting and intravenous fluids to help flush the kidneys and try to limit the permanent damage.
fractions should be added to the last two of the series.
The PanBio Leptospira
IgM ELISA test (PanBio, Queensland, Australia) was used for the qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to leptospira
It followed a series of tests for all four of the major cattle diseases - Johnes, BVD, IBR and Leptospira
Leptospirosis is water borne disease caused by a sphirochaete bacterium called Leptospira
It is caused by leptospira
bacteria that enter a person's body through breaks in the skin or wounds, the eyes and nose when in contact with floodwaters, vegetation and moist soil contaminated with the urine of infected animals, especially rats.
Leptospirosis, which is caused by Leptospira
bacteria, is a widespread zoonotic disease transmitted naturally from domestic and wild animals to humans, who can become infected through contact with water, food, or soil contaminated with urine from infected animals.
Patel added that rats and cattle are the permanent carriers of leptospira
bacteria and humans get infected from faeces of cattle and rats that transmit the bacteria to places where water logging occurs after a spell of incessant rainfall.
All the pathogenic leptospires were formerly classified as members of the species Leptospira
interrogans; the genus has recently been reorganised and pathogenic leptospires are now identified in several species of Leptospira
interrogans hemolysin-mediated hemolysis is osmotically protected by PEG 5000 (Lee et al.