Click on this weblink for an article by a vet on the subject of Leishmania, its causes and treatment. Whilst the article is in the GIN newsletter and refers to galgos, it also applies to podencos. It's a very controllable disease and a podenco can live a normal life for its lifetime on regular testing and treatment. Don't let a dog with leishmania put you off adopting it! It's not their fault the hunters don't take steps to protect them with a simple Scalibor collar!