SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.31 número5Equine leukoencephalomalacia (ELEM) due to fumonisins B1 and B2 in ArgentinaClinical aspects and ruminal chemistry in goats with lactic acidosis and sodic monensin supplementation índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google

Compartir


Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira

versión impresa ISSN 0100-736X

Resumen

HAMOND, Camila et al. Pulmonary hemorrhage in horses seropositive to leptospirosis. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.5, pp. 413-415. ISSN 0100-736X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-736X2011000500008.

The aim of this study was to verify the occurrence and severity of pulmonary hemorrhage (PH) in horses seropositive or not to leptospirosis. A total of 84 training horses were tested for anti-Leptospira antibodies and submitted to endoscopy of the upper airways 30-60 minutes after exercise. Forty-nine (46.4%) horses were seropositive (titer>100) to serovar Copenhageni. Seventeen horses (20.2%) presented PH in different grades, significantly more commonly observed in seropositives (34.7%) than seronegatives (8.6%) (p<0.05), and also more severe in the first. Additionally, a seropositive horse is 4.26 times more likely (OR) to present PH than a seronegative one. Fifteen days after specific antibiotic treatment for leptospirosis a significant improvement in grade of hemorrhage was observed. Therefore it is suggested that leptospirosis may potentiate the severity of PH and that specific antibiotic treatment directed towards leptospirosis may help to control the disease.

Palabras clave : Leptospirosis; horses; pulmonary hemorrhage.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf epdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons