evidence of tick-borne organisms in mule deer (odocoileus hemionus) from the western united mule deer (md; odocoileus hemionus) from arizona and california were tested for evidence of infection with several tick-borne pathogens, including species of ehrlichia, anaplasma, babesia, and borrelia. of 125 mule deer tested from arizona, 29 (23%) and 11 (9%) had antibodies reactive to e. chaffeensis and a. phagocytophilum by indirect immunofluorescent antibody testing, respectively; none of the six md tested from california were seropositive. using a commercial competitive elisa ...200516417431
prevalence of selected infectious disease agents in cats from arizona.the objective of this study was to use polymerase chain reaction (pcr) assays to determine the prevalence of ehrlichia species, anaplasma phagocytophilum, mycoplasma haemofelis, 'candidatus mycoplasma haemominutum' and bartonella species from feral and relinquished cats in phoenix and nogales, arizona. dna from one or more of the organisms was amplified from 31 of 112 blood samples (27.7%). dna consistent with bartonella clarridgeiae 15 (13.4%), bartonella henselae 14 (12.5%), 'candidatus m haem ...200616443383
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