TABLE 4:

Summary of Leptospirosis test results for the 5 dogs with positive Leptospira serology

CaseSerovar for which positive result was obtainedTitreTime (in months) since administration of last leptospirosis vaccine (canicola, icterohaemorrhagiae)Timing of serology postdevelopment of skin lesions (days)Timing of serology postdevelopment of systemic signs (days)PCR on urinePCR on bloodPCR on renal tissue*†FISH result*Previous anti-biotics?
1L. bratislava
L. australis
1:400
1:100
762NegativeNegativeNot performedPositive on renal tissue, diffuseNo
2L. copenhageni
L. canicola
L. icterohaemorrhagiae
1:800
1:100
1:200
1051Not performedNot performedNot performedPositive on renal tissue, diffuseYes
3L. canicola
L. copenhageni
1:100
1:100
862Not performedNot performedPositive*
Negative†
Positive on renal tissue, clustersYes
4L. autumnalis
L. icterohaemorrhagiae
L. copenhageni
L. bratislava
1:400
1:100
1:100
1:100
722NegativeNot performedNegative†

Nega tive on liver tissue also*
Not performed on renal tissue
Negative on liver tissue
Yes
5Not specified+ve combined IgG25Same dayNot performedNot performedPositive*Positive, clustersYes
  • *University of Bristol Veterinary Diagnostics

  • †Idexx Laboratories

  • FISH, fluorescence in situ hybridisation