Serological study of brucellosis and leptospirosis in equines of island Maiandeua (Algodoal) state of Pará

Ana Paula Vilhena Beckman Pinho, Rosely Bianca Santos Kuroda, Silvio Arruda Vasconcellos, José Soares Ferreira Neto, Raul Ossada, Vanessa Aparecida Feijó de Souza, Katarine de Souza Rocha, Giselle Souza da Paz, Carla Cristina Guimarães de Moraes

Abstract


The aim of this study was to study the seroepidemiological profile of brucellosis and leptospirosis in horses traction Island Maiandeua, state of Pará. In two distinct periods, blood samples were collected from 52 animals of both sexes and different ages (2 to 17 years), totaling 104 samples. For the research of antibodies anti-Brucella abortus were used in rapid agglutination test in plate. In the first harvest, none animal was positive, however in the second harvest there were three animals reactive serum. The research of antibodies anti-Leptospira spp. was performed with the use of the microscopic agglutination test (MAT), the first harvest was 23.07% reacting animals and 15.38% at the second harvest, for one or more Leptospira spp. with titers ranging from 100 to 200. The predominant serotype at first and second harvest was the Autumnalis 40% and 37.5% respectively. According to age, it was observed in group 1 (2 to 7 years) 27.78% and 13.89% respectively in the two samples and the second group (> 7 years) was found 12.50% and 18 75% of reactive serum. The results observed in this study demonstrated that the island of Maiandeua, state of Pará, there is the presence of Leptospira spp, with the most frequent serovar autumnalis and possible exposure of animals to brucella smooth, suggesting low risk of infection in the population of horses examined.


Keywords


Brucellosis; Leptospirosis; Equine; Island Maiandeua; Algodoal.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2014v35n6p3221

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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