Main characteristics of the genus Leptospira
Pigs as hosts for Leptospira spp.
Pigs as maintenance hosts
Pigs as accidental hosts
Geographical distribution and prevalence
Sources of infection, transmission and risk factors
3. Pathogenesis, clinical presentation and lesions
When should leptospirosis be suspected?
Samples sent to the laboratory
Selection of animals to be tested and suitable samples
Sending the samples
Laboratory diagnostic methods
Objective of diagnosis
Diagnosis of acute leptospirosis
Diagnosis of abortions, stillbirths, and non-viable piglets at birth
Diagnosis of infertility. Do I have leptospirosis on my farm? If I do, is it active?
Interpreting the results
5. Treatment and control