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A serological study of leptospiral infection in buffaloes in Malaysia.


Bahaman, A. R. and Ibrahim, A. L. and Othman, A. M. (1986) A serological study of leptospiral infection in buffaloes in Malaysia. In: Buffalo Seminar, 29 Apr.-2 May 1985, Bangkok,Thailand. .


A serological survey of 13 herds of buffaloes from 2 large established farms and 3 groups of smallholdings in Malaysia showed 132 (31.9%) of the animals examined had leptospiral titres (>1:40) to one or more leptospiral serovars by the microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Seventy eight (18.8%) of the buffaloes had titres to serovar hardjo, 41 (9.9%) to serovar tarassovi,and 44 to serovars icterohemorrhagiae,pomona and pyrogenes. Results showed all but one of the herds had experienced hardjo infection,with individual herd prevalence ranging from 5.6% to 32.1%. It is seen that sporadic hardjo infection is not uncommon in buffaloes. More detailed studies are necessary to elucidate the epidemiology of leptospiral infection in buffaloes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject: Leptospirosis in animals.
Subject: Bacterial diseases in animals - Malaysia
Subject: Buffaloes — Virus diseases - Malaysia
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Keywords: Buffaloes; Leptospirosis; Diseases; Virus
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 08:53
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 05:41
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/19793
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