Seropositivity to Leptospira interrogans in a herd of vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) under captivity in northern Chile

  • Cecilia Norambuena Universidad Catolica de Temuco
  • Mariana Roldán Universidad Católica de Temuco
  • Christian Tuemmers Universidad Católica de Temuco
  • Gerardo Quezada Universidad Católica de Temuco
  • Oriana Betancourt Universidad Católica de Temuco

Abstract

Twenty-one vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) from a Chilean breeding unit were tested to serovars Pomona, Canicola, Copenhageni, Ballum and Grippotyphosa of Leptospira interrogans using the microscopic microagglutination technique. The results showed that 23.8% of the samples reacted to the serovar Grippotyphosa which has been related to abortions in South American camelids.
 
Published
Jan 15, 2020
How to Cite
NORAMBUENA, Cecilia et al. Seropositivity to Leptospira interrogans in a herd of vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) under captivity in northern Chile. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 52, n. 1, p. 43-44, jan. 2020. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <http://australjvs.cl/index.php/amv/article/view/876>. Date accessed: 01 apr. 2020.
Section
Case Report