Leptospirosis: A review of current diagnostic options and recommendations

March 21, 2019

Date: April 17 - April 17, 2019


Leptospirosis can be a lethal bacterial disease affecting a wide range of mammals including humans. The disease is especially devastating in canines often leading to acute septicemia, nephritis, and hepatitis with poor prognosis if not diagnosed and treated early. The epidemiology and management of the disease is complicated by the ability for Leptospira bacteria to survive in several reservoir hosts, persistence in the environment, concerns regarding vaccine safety, and difficulty in diagnosis. In this presentation, we will review the pathobiology of the disease and current diagnostic options to assist participants in diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Presenters:Rinosh Mani, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVMSection Chief Bacteriology, Veterinary Diagnostic LaboratoryMichigan State University College of Veterinary MedicineAlysha Vincent, DVMResident Internal Medicine, Veterinary Medical CenterMichigan State University College of Veterinary MedicineThis webinar is free but registration is required. Register online:https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pEiayzAiRkiWVIxzSq-3BwPlease submit any questions to: chapinco@cvm.msu.edu

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Sponsor: Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

For More Information:Courtney Chapin,Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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517.432.5832, chapinco@cvm.msu.edu, animalhealth.msu.edu