Issue 1

Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2016, Pages 5–10

ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)


Stepna O. 1, Rodyna N. 2, Ukhovskyi V. 1, Kulikova V. 1

1 Institute of Veterinary Medicine, National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail:

2 Laboratory of Special Danger Infections of the Kyiv Regional Laboratory Center of State Sanitary-and-Epidemiologic Service of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Citation for print version: Stepna, O., Rodyna, N., Ukhovskyi, V. and Kulikova, V. (2016) ‘The research of circulation of pathogenic Leptospira among populations urban brown rats in Kyiv, Ukraine’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 2(1), pp. 5–10.

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Citation for online version: Stepna, O., Rodyna, N., Ukhovskyi, V. and Kulikova, V. (2016) ‘The research of circulation of pathogenic Leptospira among populations urban brown rats in Kyiv, Ukraine’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 2(1), pp. 5–10. Available at:

Summary. Urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) are frequently implicated in the spread of Leptospira spp. Urban brown rats (n = 116) were trapped in different places near the lakes and ponds in Holoseevsky and Obolon districts of Kyiv and tested for Leptospira spp. using an agglutination test (MAT), which was conducted with 21 Leptospira’s serological groups. It is identified the circulation of pathogenic Leptospira among urban brown rats population of Kyiv, Ukraine. In total, 65 (56%) rats were positive by MAT. The antibodies against serogroups Grippotyphosa, Mini and Ballum were dominant in positive reactions.


Keywords: Leptospirosis, urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus), antibodies, microscopic agglutination test (MAT), Kyiv, Ukraine


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