Clinical leptospirosis is very rare in
cats, although antibody has been demonstrated in about 7% of cats in the UK.
Various serovars have been detected, including icterohaemorrhagiae,
pomona and bratislava.
Pathogenesis of experimental leptospirosis
in cats is similar to that in dogs, yet clinical signs rarely appear except at
the histological level.
Cats have been shown to be capable of
excreting the organism in urine for up to 3 months following experimental infection.
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