Awareness of Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is transmitted by coming in contact that has the bodily fluid of an infected animal. Humans can catch it by walking around barefoot, handling aborted calves or piglets without gloves, droplets of infected urine getting into your nasal passage or eye. Livestock can get it from infected streams or eating plants that are covered in infected urine.
Symptoms in dogs and livestock.
In dogs it can cause the dog to have a:
- abdominal pain
- he/she will refuse to eat
- severe weakness and depression
- prevents female dogs to have puppies
- cause the dog to vomit and have diarrhea.
- sudden slackness of the whole udder,
- decreased milk production,
- common forms of mastitis
- kidney damage
- poor fertility.
Treatment: Humans and Animals
In the early stages of the infection the doctors would give you antibiotics. If you were more along in the infection you may have to have intravenous antibiotics. Animals are also given antibiotics in the early stage so it can actually recover quicker and with less organ damage. If the infection is further along then you need to consult with your veterinarian.