assessment of feline ehrlichiosis in central spain using serology and a polymerase chain reaction technique.antibodies to ehrlichia spp. and inclusion bodies compatible with ehrlichia spp. in feline blood cells have been previously detected in spain. the aim of this study was to assess the presence of antibodies to e. canis, n. risticii, and a. phagocytophilum in 122 feline serum samples from madrid (central spain). in addition, ehrlichia genus-specific, one-tube, nested polymerase chain reaction (pcr) was performed from blood samples from these cats. of the cats, 10.6% were seropositive for e. canis, ...200415604476
vector-borne diseases in client-owned and stray cats from madrid, spain.abstract the role of various vector-borne pathogens as a cause of disease in cats has not been clearly determined. the current study evaluated risk factors, clinical and laboratory abnormalities associated with ehrlichia spp., anaplasma spp., neorickettsia spp., leishmania spp., and bartonella spp. infection or exposure in 680 client-owned and stray cats from madrid, spain. our results indicate that a large portion (35.1%) of the cat population of madrid, spain, is exposed to at least one of t ...201122022820
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