To determine the seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in horses in Minnesota, the database of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, was searched over a ten year period (2001 - May 2010). A total of 1,260 equine serum samples submitted by 112 veterinary clinics were tested using an indirect fluorescent antibody test. Samples with titers of ≥1:320 were considered positive. The average rate of seroprevalence was 58.7% indicating high exposure of horses to B. burgdorferi in Minnesota. Our results indicate that Borreliosis should be considered as a differential in cases of horses with undiagnosed musculoskeletal or neurologic disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences|
|State||Published - May 25 2011|
- Borrelia burgdorferi
- IFA test
- Lyme borreliosis