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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1403-1407
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.163


Seroprevalence of Leptospirosis among Aborted Goats in Kerala
M. Dhivahar1, R. Ambily1*, S. Joseph1, V.H. Shyma2, P.S. Reshma1 and M. Mini1
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A total of 62 serum samples were obtained from goats with history of abortion from Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) and University Sheep and Goat Farm, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CVAS), Mannuthy as well as various private farms and households from villages in Thrissur, Malappuram and Kannur districts of Kerala. The samples were examined for antileptospiral antibodies by microscopic agglutination test (MAT) using 12 serovars viz., Australis, Autumnalis, Bataviae, Canicola, Grippotyphosa, Hebdomadis, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Javanica, Pomona, Pyrogenes, Sejroe and Tarassovi maintained. It was found that 16 samples (25.81 per cent) were positive. Seroreactivity was observed against the serovars Australis, Autumnalis, Bataviae, Canicola, Grippotyphosa, Hebdomadis, Javanica, Pomona, Pyrogenes and Sejroe. Serovar Pomona (23.08 per cent) was found to be the most prevalent one. The other serovars were Australis, Sejroe (15.38 per cent each), Bataviae, Canicola, Hebdomadis, Javanica, Pyrogenes (7.69 per cent each), Autumnalis and Grippotyphosa (3.84 per cent each). Among the seropositive animals, six were found to have mixed infections with more than one serovar. Seropositivity was found higher in goats above three years of age. Present study reveals the seroprevalence of leptospirosis in aborted goats and also indicates the circulation of multiple serovars among goats in Thrissur, Malappuram and Kannur districts of Kerala.


Keywords: Goats, Leptospirosis, MAT, Kerala, Seroprevalence
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Dhivahar, M., R. Ambily, S. Joseph, V.H. Shyma, P.S. Reshma and Mini, M. 2019. Seroprevalence of Leptospirosis among Aborted Goats in Kerala, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1403-1407. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.163