DVM Best Practices, Jun 1, 2003 - DVM
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DVM Best Practices, Jun 1, 2003
Ehrlichiosis
New information sheds more awareness on canine ehrlichiosis
By Patricia A. Payne DVM, PhD
The incidence and awareness of canine ehrlichiosis have increased dramatically during the last few years. Some ehrli-chia organisms have been reclassified with new nomenclature using highly specific molecular testing procedures.
West Nile Virus
West Nile encephalitis: A new differential for neurological illness in dogs and cats
By Amy Glaser, DVM, PhD
The discovery of West Nile virus (WNV) in the Northeast United States in 1999 and its subsequent successful establishment on the North American continent over the last three years has had an impact on human and animal populations nationwide.
STARI
Southern tick-associated rash illness: A newly recognized tick-borne disease
By Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline)
Lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is endemic in many areas of the United States, including the Northeast, upper Midwest and northern West Coast (Figure 1).
Babesia
Canine babesiosis continues to create challenges for practitioners
By Douglass K. Macintire, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVECC
Parasites of the genus Babesia are hemoprotozoan organisms that can infect red blood cells of vertebrate hosts. Although more than 100 species of Babesia have been identified, only two have been reported to infect dogs: Babesia canis and Babesia gibsoni.
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