Serological survey of bovine leptospirosis in Kars and Ardahan provinces


ŞAHİN M., AYDIN F. , ÖZDEMİR V., Genç O., GÜLER M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.26, sa.1, ss.17-25, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-25

Özet

In this study, leptospiral antibodies were investigated by Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT) and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) in order to detect leptospirosis and serotypes which cause leptospira infection in cattle raised in Kars and Ardahan. Live and sonicated antigens prepared from Leptospira hardjo and Leptospira grippotyphosa serotypes were used. Blood samples were taken from 150 cattle under 2 years of age and 840 cattle 2 years of age or older (a total of 990) which were unvaccinated against leptospirosis in 30 rural settlements.