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1. CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT (Mark "Yes"
Is the work scientifically sound? Y (see below)
Is the work an original contribution? Y
Are the conclusions justified on the evidence presented? y
Is the work free of major errors in fact, logic or technique? y
Is the paper clearly and concisely written?y
Do you consider that the data provided on the care and use of animals (See Instructions to Contributors) is sufficient to establish that the animals used in the experiments were well looked after, that care was taken to avoid distress, and that there was no unethical use of animals? y
2 PRESENTATION (Mark "Yes" or "No").
Does the title clearly indicate the content of the paper? No (modified)
Does the abstract convey the essence of the article? y
Are all the tables essential?Y
Are the figures and drawings of good quality? NA
Are the illustrations necessary for an understanding of the text? Y
Is the labelling adequate?Y
3. RECOMMENDATIONS(Mark one with an X)
Not suitable for publication in the OJVRX
Reassess after major changes
Accept for publication with minor changes X
Accept for publication without changes
This is a worthwhile epidemiological/management study of an outbreak
of leptospirosis var Bratislava versus other variants in Horses
considering the numbers involved. the follow up study is interesting
but the authors neeed to justify the serological tests after the
vaccination (re refrences), as they have assumed that vaccination would
not interfere with the tests. I would have like to see more males
in the sampling. The report is not written very well and I have made
certain corrections especially to the abstract
and introduction. Materials
and methods: the authors should describe in more detail the
method used to identify the serovars especially the titre level. Results:
Properly analysed and presented. the results justify the conclusions.
Publish with minor changes. Format to OJVR and return for further
review. thank you FP.