Isolation of leptospires from nephritic kidneys of beef cattle at slaughter.

N. Grégoire, Robert Higgins, Y. Robinson

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Abstract

Of 955 beef cattle slaughtered at an abattoir in Quebec from May to August 1985, 122 (13%) had lesions of focal interstitial nephritis. Nephritic kidneys were collected for leptospiral culture, and matching blood samples were examined serologically. Leptospires were isolated from the kidneys of 35 (29%) cattle. Antibodies to Leptospira interrogans serovar hardjo were found in 29 (24%) cattle and to pomona in 13 (10%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-371
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume48
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)

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