Accession Number : AD0673892

Title :   A SEROLOGIC SURVEY OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN LABORATORY DOGS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 64-Jul 66,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Feinberg,Edward ; Gisler,Donald B. ; Robinson,Farrel R.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : During a 15-month period, 240 mongrel and 306 beagle dogs were surveyed for Leptospira titers and the sera from 24 mongrels and 22 beagles were positive. The incidence compared closely with results of authors in similar population areas in recent years, but it was low compared with older reports and foreign authors. Seasonal fluctuations were noted, since the highest incidence was recorded in fall months and lowest in summer months. Clinical signs in 34 positive animals included inflamed throats and tonsils, ocular and nasal discharges, scleral injection, loose stools, and anorexia. The most frequent microscopic lesions were pneumonitis and chronic interstitial nephritis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEPTOSPIRA, DOGS), LABORATORY ANIMALS, PARASITIC DISEASES, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, VETERINARY MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE