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For a long time, it has been stated that urine leptospiral shedding is intermittent, which was observed primarily by culturing. However, culturing presents serious limitations, mainly low sensitivity, and failure on detection of leptospires cannot be neglected. PCR presents several advantages,...

Author(s)
Rocha, B. R.; Narduche, L.; Oliveira, C. S.; Martins, G.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil
Citation
Ciência Rural, 2017, 47, 8, pp e20170088
Abstract

Bovine leptospirosis is an important infectious disease that causes reproductive problems and economic risks, particularly in the tropics. The present study aimed to determine the extent of Leptospira infection among bovines on a slaughterhouse from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via serological,...

Author(s)
Pinna, M. H.; Martins, G.; Loureiro, A. P.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2018, 50, 4, pp 883-888
Abstract

The aim of the present study was to consider the wide usage of urinary PCR as an increasingly useful tool for an accurate diagnosis of leptospirosis in livestock. A total of 512 adult animals (300 cattle, 138 horses, 59 goats and 15 pigs), from herds/flocks with reproductive problems in Rio de...

Author(s)
Hamond, C.; Martins, G.; Loureiro, A. P.; Pestana, C.; Lawson-Ferreira, R.; Medeiros, M. A.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Research Communications, 2014, 38, 1, pp 81-85
Abstract

Isolation of local strains is mandatory for the success of control programs. However, clinical samples are typically contaminated by other bacteria, which impair leptospires growth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a previously reported EMJH-STAFF media in the recovery of...

Author(s)
Loureiro, A. P.; Martins, G.; Pinto, P.; Narduche, L.; Teixeira, R. C.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Letters in Applied Microbiology, 2015, 61, 6, pp 603-606
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Author(s)
Martins, G.; Penna, B.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2012, 44, 3, pp 377-378
Abstract

Background: Leptospirosis is an important disease caused by various serovars of Leptospira sp. It can affect humans as well as domestic and wild animals; therefore, it has importance for public health, animal production, and wild species. The aim of this paper is to discuss the epidemiology of...

Author(s)
Martins, G.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 237, pp (1 December 2013)

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