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1 April 1991 SEROEPIDEMIOLOGY OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN MINNESOTA WOLVES
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Serum samples (n = 457) from wolves (Canis lupus) in northern Minnesota were collected from 1972 through 1986 and were tested for antibodies against Leptospira interrogans using a microtiter agglutination test. Twelve serovars included in the study were: australis, autumnalis, ballum, bataviae, bratislava, canicola, copenhageni, grippotyphosa, hardjo, pomona, pyrogenes, and tarassovi. Fifty-two (11%) sera had antibody titers of ≥1:50 against one or more serovars of L. interrogans. The seroprevalence of different serovars in decreasing order was: grippotyphosa, bratislava, autumnalis, canicola, pomona, ballum, pyrogenes, hardjo, and copenhageni. No antibodies were found against australis, bataviae, and tarassovi. These results indicate that L. interrogans infection may occur in wolves of Minnesota.

Khan, Goyal, Diesch, Mech, and Fritts: SEROEPIDEMIOLOGY OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN MINNESOTA WOLVES
Muhammad A. Khan, Sagar M. Goyal, Stanley L. Diesch, L. David Mech, and Steven H. Fritts "SEROEPIDEMIOLOGY OF LEPTOSPIROSIS IN MINNESOTA WOLVES," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(2), 248-253, (1 April 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.2.248
Received: 15 May 1990; Published: 1 April 1991
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