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1 January 1999 Serosurvey for Antibodies against Brucella abortus and Leptospira interrogans in Pampas Deer from Brazil
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A survey for antibodies against Brucella abortus, and Leptospira interrogans was conducted on 17 pampas deer (Ozotocerus bezoarticus) from Pantanal Matogrossense (State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil) and on 24 pampas deer from Parque Nacional de Emas (State of Goiás, Brazil). Antibodies against B. abortus were detected by plate agglutination, rose Bengal, and complement fixation tests; antibodies against Leptospira interrogans were detected by the microscopic agglutination test. All sera were negative for B. abortus antibodies and all deer sera from Parque Nacional de Emas were negative for L. interrogans antibodies. Four (24%) of 17 sera from Pantanal Matogrossense were positive for L. interrogans serovar (n = 2) hardjo, wolffi (n = 1) and mini (n = 1). While these diseases do not appear to be of major importance to the health status of Pampas deer, it appears that deer are reservoir for leptospirosis in one of the study areas.

Mathias, Girio, and Duarte: Serosurvey for Antibodies against Brucella abortus and Leptospira interrogans in Pampas Deer from Brazil
Luis A. Mathias, Raul J. S. Girio, and José M. B. Duarte "Serosurvey for Antibodies against Brucella abortus and Leptospira interrogans in Pampas Deer from Brazil," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35(1), (1 January 1999). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-35.1.112
Received: 14 January 1998; Published: 1 January 1999
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