Issue 1

Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 5–11

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


Pyskun O. O., Pyskun A. V., Ukhovskyi V. V., Sytiuk M. P.

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

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Citation for print version: Pyskun, O. O., Pyskun, A. V., Ukhovskyi, V. V. and Sytiuk, M. P. (2018) ‘Etiological structure of Leptospirosis among the wild boars and domestic pigs in the territory of Ukraine, its analysis and characteristics’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 4(1), pp. 5–11.

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Citation for online version: Pyskun, O. O., Pyskun, A. V., Ukhovskyi, V. V. and Sytiuk, M. P. (2018) ‘Etiological structure of Leptospirosis among the wild boars and domestic pigs in the territory of Ukraine, its analysis and characteristics’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 4(1), pp. 5–11. Available at:

Summary. Wild boars (Sus scrofa) are a reservoir of leptospirosis in nature and a source of infection for domestic pigs and the human, especially those at risk. Wild boars (n = 516) and domestic pigs (n = 1042) were tested for Leptospira spp. using microscopic agglutination test (MAT), which was conducted with 21 Leptospira’s serological groups. The circulation of common pathogenic leptospires among wild boars and domestic pigs in the territory of Ukraine was established. Registered positive-responding animals in the MAT among wild boars were 86.8%, among domestic pigs — 38.1%. Analysis of the etiological structure of leptospirosis among wild boars and domestic pigs showed that the dominant serological groups were Icterohaemorrhagiae, Australis (serovar bratislava), Pomona, Canicola, Grippotyphosa, Sejroe, Hebdomadis, Tarassovi.

Keywords: leptospirosis, etiological structure, wild boars, domestic pigs, microscopic agglutination test, Ukraine


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