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Equine Medicine
Leptospirosis in horses
  1. Ana Paula Loureiro,
  2. Camila Hamond and
  3. Walter Lilenbaum
  1. Veterinary Bacteriology Laboratory, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 24210-130, Brazil
  1. e-mail: mipwalt{at}

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WE read with interest the paper ‘Seropreva-lence study of leptospirosis in horses in northern Poland’ (Arent and Kedzierska-Mieszkowska 2013), regarding the serological scenario of this infection in animals from this temperate country in Europe. With our 20-year experience working with animal leptospirosis under tropical conditions, we believe that it is interesting to compare, from an epidemiological point of view, their results with the scenario of leptospirosis in horses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Leptospirosis is the most widespread zoonosis in the world and its incidence is …

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