a bacterial disease of dogs affecting the liver and kidneys
Bacterial disease caused by leptospires (spiral-shaped bacteria).
A bacterium causing abortion in pregnant females and sickness in calves. The five varieties include: hardjo, icterohaemorrhagiae, canicola, pomona, and grippotyphosa. Breeding animals should be vaccinated with a 5-way Lepto vaccine at least once a year before the breeding season. Booster vaccination later in the year is recommended. Leptospirosis vaccine is often combined with Vibriosis vaccine.
A bacterial infection that often leads to permanent kidney and liver damage.
An infectious disease caused by various leptospira bacteria affecting most warm-blooded species.
An infectious disease of domestic animals, especially cattle, swine, and dogs, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira and characterized by jaundice and fever.
can be fatal if the liver or kidneys are severely damaged. It is passed by inhaling or ingesting bacteria shed in other dogs' urine. Symptoms: fever, depression, stiffness of muscles, loss of appetite, blood in feces, and vomitus.
infectious disease caused by infection with Leptospira.
an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
a bacterial infection that is transmitted through direct contact with water, food, or soil containing urine from an infected animal.
A rare but serious illness that can be picked up from rat's urine in river and lake water.
Kidney infection with fever, bloody urine, abortions, low milk production, etc. Vaccine is available. Treat with antibiotics.
An infectious disease caused by a particular type of bacteria called a spirochete transmitted by rats as well as by skunks, opossums, raccoons, foxes, and other vermin. Leptospirosis occurs worldwide but is most commonly acquired in the tropics. About 100 cases of leptospirosis are reported each year in the US. The disease is becoming a greater risk as more people travel to undeveloped areas of the world. (Athletes who participated in the Eco-Challenge-Sabah 2000 multisport expedition in Borneo, Malaysia, in August 2000 contracted leptospirosis after coming in contact with the Segama River.). Symptoms begin from 2 to 25 days after, initial direct exposure to the urine or tissue of an infected animal. This can even occur via contaminated soil or water. Veterinarians and farm workers are at particularly high risk. See the entire definition of Leptospirosis
An infection by a spiral-shaped bacterium that affects the skin, eyes, muscles, kidneys, and liver; leptospirosis is carried by rodents.
A common disease among animals that usually causes abortion in pregnant sows or delivery of weak or stillborn piglets at farrowing. Leptospirosis is transmitted by contaminated feed and water or during breeding.
Leptospirosis (also known as Weil's disease, canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever or 7-day fever) is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by spirochaetes of the genus Leptospira that affects humans and a wide range of animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. It was first described by Adolf Weil in 1886 when he reported an "acute infectious disease with enlargement of spleen, jaundice and nephritis". The pathogen, Leptospira-genus bacteria was isolated in 1907 from post mortem renal tissue slice.