I have a horse that has tested positive for leptospirosis. He had exposure many years ago & was treated by the previous owner. I was unaware of his condition, I have had him in my care for over 3 years, first as a lease & when the owner got pregnant, she asked if I would take him. I already had him at my barn so I never did a full on prepurchase exam. We did do lameness & flexation was about all.
Anyway, he has been living with this exposure and still titres out with with a low positive. We do not have lepto in our region of the country, so the vets have been very unhelpful, I do not have a vet in the lower 48 that I know to ask these questions of. All of the information that I have been able to get of the net really have more to do with the initial outbreak & causes, but what of the horse living with it after? Mine was never sick, has no symptoms, but still retains the blood serum & this has scared off the buyers.
Can he still get sick this many years later? Can it still be serious?
Any resources or experience would be very helpful, thanks!