Evaluation of environmental risk factors for leptospirosis in dogs: 36 cases (1997-2002).

@article{Ward2004EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of environmental risk factors for leptospirosis in dogs: 36 cases (1997-2002).},
  author={Michael P Ward and Lynn F. Guptill and Ching Ching Wu},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={225 1},
  pages={72-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify environmental risk factors for leptospirosis. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 36 dogs with leptospirosis and 138 dogs seronegative for leptospirosis as determined by microscopic agglutination test for antibodies against Leptospira spp. PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs evaluated for leptospirosis from 1997 though 2002 were identified. Owner address was used to geocode locations of dogs, and location-specific environmental risk factor data were obtained by use of… CONTINUE READING