Seropositivity to Leptospira interrogans in a herd of vicunas (Vicugna vicugna) under captivity in northern Chile

Twenty-one vicunas (Vicugna vicugna) from a Chilean breeding unit were tested to serovars Pomona, Canicola, Copenhageni, Ballum and Grippotyphosa of Leptospira interrogans using the microscopic microagglutination technique. The results showed that 23.8% of the samples reacted to the serovar Grippotyphosa which has been related to abortions in South American camelids.

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