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Vol. 9, Special Issue 9 (2020)

Pathomorphological study on leptospirosis in slaughtered goats

Author(s):
PD Vihol, JM Patel, JH Patel, JK Raval, RD Varia and PM Makwana
Abstract:
The aim of study was to evaluate gross and microscopic lesions in leptospirosis among goats.A total of 42 goats from slaughter house were included in study and sera were collected and tested for presence of antileptospiral antibodies. All the animals were examined grossly and tissues viz. liver, lung, spleen, kidney were collected and histopathological changes in seropositive animals were noted. Warthin starry stain was also done in tissue sections to reveal presence of leptospires if any. Antileptospiral antibodies were noted in 11.90 % (5/42) goats with one or multiple serovar reactivity in microscopic agglutination test. Serovars Pyrogens, Pomona, Canicola and Hardjo were noted among goats. The histopathological changes observed in kidneys, liver, spleen and lungs were degenerative and inflammatory in nature and the kidney was found to be the most commonly affected organ in leptospirosis.
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How to cite this article:
PD Vihol, JM Patel, JH Patel, JK Raval, RD Varia and PM Makwana. Pathomorphological study on leptospirosis in slaughtered goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(9S): 84-87.
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