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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 463-9

Clinical, bacteriologic and histopathologic studies on induced leptospirosis in stray dog pups.

Department of Microbiology, D.G. Vaishnav College, Chennai

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R Saravanan
Department of Microbiology, D.G. Vaishnav College, Chennai

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PMID: 11127379

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Eighteen 8-12 days old stray dog (canis familiaris mongrel) pups of either sex; 6 pups each in test groups and control group were infected with lepotspiral serovars autumnalis and canicola. The experimental animals, clinical, bacteriologic and histopathologic kinetics were observed. Both the serovars had evoked typical clinical manifestations. Leptospiraemia could be demonstratedin between the post inoculation (PI) days 1 & 5. Leptospiruria commensed in between the PI days 5 & 7 and lasted throughout the study period. Histopathologic study did not reveal any marked pathologic changes except hydropic changes in the liver of both the test groups.

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