hemocytic rickettsia-like organisms in ticks: serologic reactivity with antisera to ehrlichiae and detection of dna of agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis by pcr.ixodid ticks were collected from connecticut, massachusetts, missouri, pennsylvania, rhode island, and british columbia (canada) during 1991 to 1994 to determine the prevalence of infection with hemocytic (blood cell), rickettsia-like organisms. hemolymph obtained from these ticks was analyzed by direct and indirect fluorescent antibody (fa) staining methods with dog, horse, or human sera containing antibodies to ehrlichia canis, ehrlichia equi, or rickettsia rickettsii. of the 693 nymphal and a ...19958567911
anaplasma phagocytophilum infection (granulocytic anaplasmosis) in a dog from vancouver island.a 7-year-old labrador retriever had nonspecific clinical signs that included lethargy, malaise, and difficult ambulation. the dog was native to vancouver island, british columbia, and had never left this area. morulae were identified in polymorphonuclear cells. serologic studies and polymerase chain reaction (pcr) testing confirmed canine anaplasmosis caused by anaplasma phagocytophilum. the dog recovered after treatment with tetracycline.200516231653
a case of ehrlichia equi in an adult horse in british columbia. 19968681291
exposure to infectious agents in dogs in remote coastal british columbia: possible sentinels of diseases in wildlife and humans.ranked among the top threats to conservation worldwide, infectious disease is of particular concern for wild canids because domestic dogs (canis familiaris) may serve as sources and reservoirs of infection. on british columbia's largely undeveloped but rapidly changing central and north coasts, little is known about diseases in wolves (canis lupus) or other wildlife. however, several threats exist for transfer of diseases among unvaccinated dogs and wolves. to gain baseline data on infectious ag ...201121461190
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