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What is Leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is blood infection caused by a bacteria, Leptospira which affects both cattle and humans causing flu-like symptoms, making it zoonotic. Transmission of Leptospirosis in cattle is usually through the urine of an infected animal. The organisms gain entry through the membranes of the eyes, nose, mouth and even the skin. Sheep can also act as carriers of Leptospira.

Clinical Signs:

  • Abortion.
  • Still born or premature calves.
  • Milk yield drop.
  • Fever.
  • Flabby udder.

Prevention & Management

  • Isolating aborting dams.
  • Safely disposing of aborted calves.
  • Disposal of contaminated bedding.
  • Culling infected animals.
  • Vaccination.

What Testing Is Available For Leptospirosis?

We can offer Leptospirosis antibody ELISA testing on blood and milk (both individual cow and bulk)

For more information on our Leptospirosis Testing Services, please contact us

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