Leptospirosis Study in Dogs and Cats, and Leishmaniasis and Chagas' Disease in Dogs From Guaranis Indigenous Villages in Parelheiros, City of São Paulo-Sp
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2009
A.M.C. Sarmento1; A. Guazelli2; L.F.G.
Barreto3; V. M. Costa2; J. L. Hoffmann4; S.B.
Lucheis5; H. Langoni6; S.R Pinheiro7
1Applied Zoonosis of College of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, SP; 2Department of Hygiene Veterinary and Public Health, College of Medicine Veterinary e Zootecny, University of State of São Paulo (UNESP), Botucatu; 3Center of Zoonosis, Itajaí, Santa Catarina; 4Department of Tropical Diseases and Diagnosis by Image, College of Medical, Botucatu, University of State of São Paulo; 5Agency of Technology Agribusiness of São Paulo, Research unit of Bauru, Central West Regional Center; 6Department of Hygiene, Veterinary and Public Health, College of Veterinary and Zootechny, University State of São Paulo, Botucatu; 7Department of Veterinary Medicine Preventive and Heath Animal, College of Veterinary Medicine and Zootecny, University of São Paulo
In a serological inquiry, evaluating the occurrence of leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease in dogs and leptospirosis in dogs and cats of two indigenous villages located in Parelheiros, City of São Paulo-SP, Brazil, were analyzed 118 sera, of males and females of an age range from puppies to young adults, totalizing 28 cats and 90 dogs. The serological tests used for the dogs were the indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT) to leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease, and the microscopical Agglutination test (MAT) to leptospirosis diagnose in dogs and cats. It was realized blood culture for leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease in samples of 30 dogs, the result for the dogs was 100% negative for leishmaniasis and 3,3% (3/90) presented titer 20 for Chagas' disease. Six of the 90 dogs (6,6%) were observed reactions for the serovars canicola, icterohaemorrhagiae and pyogenes, with titers 100, 200 and 800, respectively. The results obtained within this study show the importance of periodical serological inquiry for diseases with zoonotic potential among indigenous village.