Excretion of Leptospira interrogans serovar hardjo following calving or abortion

Res Vet Sci. 1985 Nov;39(3):296-8.

Abstract

Leptospira interrogans serovar hardjo was demonstrated in the vaginal discharges of 12 experimentally infected heifers for up to eight days after abortion or calving. Organisms were recovered from the oviducts of heifers examined at slaughter eight to 22 days after calving or 32 to 91 days after infection. They were also recovered from the uteri of four heifers eight to 22 days after calving.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Veterinary / etiology
  • Abortion, Veterinary / microbiology
  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Leptospira interrogans / isolation & purification*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / veterinary*
  • Vagina / microbiology*
  • Weil Disease / microbiology
  • Weil Disease / veterinary*