ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

G. Balakrishnan , Parimal Roy and T.V. Meenambigai
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 051, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2015;9(1):785-790
© The Author(s). 2015
Received: 06/08/2014 | Accepted: 29/10/2014 | Published: 31/03/2015

A total of 115 serum samples (33 from cattle and 82 from buffaloes) collected from different clinical cases (65 Nos) like abortion, repeat breeding, jaundice and haemorrhagic mastitis and also from apparently healthy bovines were subjected to Dark field microscopical examination, Microscopic agglutination test and Polymerase chain reaction to diagnose bovine leptospirosis. The present study showed high positivity in MAT (58.46 %) followed by DFM (38.46 %) and PCR (32.31 %). The study concluded to use MAT for serosurveillance study and MAT followed by PCR for the diagnosis of leptospirosis.


Leptospira, DFM, MAT, PCR, Diagnosis

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