Acta Vet. Brno 2012, 81: 97-102

https://doi.org/10.2754/avb201281020097

Prevalence of antibodies against leptospires in small mammals in relation to age, sex and season

František Treml1, Jiří Nepeřený2, Eva Jánová1, Hana Banďouchová3, Jiří Pikula3

1Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
2Bioveta Ivanovice na Hané, Czech Republic
3Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic

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