Renata Lindtner-Knific

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Serum samples collected from 437 shot wild boars (Sus scrofa) were tested for the presence of antibodies against Leptospira interrogans sensu lato in wild boar in Slovenia. Assessment of leptospira-specific antibodies was performed by microscopic agglutination test. Antibodies against at least one of the pathogenic serovars were detected in 200 (45.8%)(More)
Exotic reptiles originating from the wild can be carriers of many different pathogens and some of them can infect humans. Reptiles imported into Slovenia from 2000 to 2005, specimens of native species taken from the wild and captive bred species were investigated. A total of 949 reptiles (55 snakes, 331 lizards and 563 turtles), belonging to 68 different(More)
Within the framework of the surveillance program for the early detection of H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza (AI) viruses, samples from 2547 wild birds of different species that were collected between 2006 and 2010 were examined by PCR-based methods. AI viruses of various subtypes were detected in 4.4% of birds from four different orders: Anseriformes,(More)
BACKGROUND Leptospiral infections in poikilothermic (cold blooded) animals have received very little attention and the literature concerning natural infections of these animals is limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of leptospiral antibodies in reptiles, imported into Slovenia and intended to be pets in close contact with humans.(More)
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