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Abstract

This meeting confirmed the wide variations between the apparent prevalence and clinical significance of leptospirosis in domestic animals which exists within the Community. While some of these differences may be real it is apparent the major discrepancies exist as to the availability of suitably trained laboratory staff and the availability and reliability of isolation facilities between countries. Furthermore wide variations occur as to the antigens being used in the microscopic agglutination test and the interpretation of the results of that test. There is a need: 1) to develop a serological test (eg ELISA test) which could be standardized. 2) to provide a bench training programme, 3) to exchange staff at both technical and professional level, and 4) for the provision of adequate Leptospira typing facilities within the European Communities.

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Authors: ELLIS W A VETERINARY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND) LITTLE T W A STATE VETERINARY SERVICE, TOLWORTH, SURBITON (UK) , VETERINARY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND);STATE VETERINARY SERVICE, TOLWORTH, SURBITON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 247 P., 1986, ISBN 0-89838-777-9 WRITE TO KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DISTRIBUTION CENTER, P O BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL. 125, (EUR 9555 EN).
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