Incidence of abortions caused by leptospirosis in sheep and goats in Spain

  • Leon-Vizcaino L
  • de Mendoza M
  • Garrido F
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Abstract

From 1970 to 1985, 973 outbreaks of abortion in sheep and 262 outbreaks of abortion in goats from southern Spain were studied. Of these, 1.7 and 2.6% respectively were caused by leptospiras, chiefly by the serovar pomona (11 flocks of sheep, 64.7%, and six herds of goats, 75.0%) and in a lower proportion the serovars sejroe (three flocks of sheep 17.6%, and one herd of goats, 12.5%), icterohaemorrhagiae (two and one outbreaks respectively) and grippotyphosa in one ovine flock (5.8%). The mean rates of attach (X + SD) of abortions by leptospirosis have been estimated as 16.9 + 6.5% in ovine outbreaks and 20.7 + 8.3% among goats. © 1987.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Sheep
  • abortion
  • diseases
  • goat
  • incidence
  • leptospirosis
  • serology
  • serovars
  • southern Spain

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Authors

  • L. Leon-Vizcaino

  • M. Hermoso de Mendoza

  • F. Garrido

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