Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
versão On-line ISSN 1678-4405
LILENBAUM, Walter et al. First isolation of leptospires from dairy goats in Brazil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.38, n.3, pp. 507-510. ISSN 1678-4405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822007000300023.
Leptospires have never been recovered from goats in Brazil. Serum samples were obtained from 248 goats from Rio de Janeiro and from the seroreactive animals, urine samples were collected and processed for Leptospira isolation. A total of 52 positive reactions were observed, corresponding to 20.9% of the samples. The most prevalent reactions were to serovars Hardjo (36.5%), Shermani (30.8%), Icterohaemorrhagiae (9.6%), Grippotyphosa (9.6%), Autumnalis (5.8%), Castellonis (3.8%) and Bratislava (3.8%). Two strains of Leptospira sp. were isolated, both in the same region, but from different flocks. Presumptive identification based on serologic methods suggests those strains to be from Grippotyphosa serogroup.
Palavras-chave : Goats; leptospirosis; Leptospira sp.