2. PREVALENCE OF Leptospira interrogans SERO VAR PYROGENES AMONG CLINICALLY ILL DOGS IN WAYANAD DISTRICT
C.N. Amrutha, K.C. Bipin, P.M. Deepa, K. Vijaykumar, Siju Joseph
Immunity against Leptospirosis is serovar specific(Adesiyunet al., 2006). Commercially available vaccines against leptospirosis provide immunity only against serovarIcterohaemorrhagiae, Pomona, Canicola and Grippotyphosa. Current study is the first study indicating high prevalence of serovarpyrogenes among dogs belonging to Wayanad district. So, it is necessary to incorporate geographically prevalent serovars of Leptospira for successful immunisation and prevention of the diseases.
Keywords: Leptospira interrogans, Dogs, Wayanad district