Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Infections with Anaplasma phagocytophilum in dogs in Germany (2011)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Kohn, B
    Silaghi, C
    Galke, D
    Arndt, G
    Pfister, K
    Research in Veterinary Science; 91(1) — S. 71–76
    ISSN: 0034-5288
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.08.008
    Pubmed: 20832089
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    The main objectives of this prospective study were to establish prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infections in dogs from Northeast Germany; and to evaluate the hematological parameters of sero- or real-time PCR-positive clinically healthy dogs. The mean prevalence of A. phagocytophilum seropositivity of 522 dogs (258 suspected to have anaplasmosis, 264 healthy) was 43%. There was no difference between sick (46.9%) and healthy dogs (39.8%) (p=0.100). The PCR test was positive in 30 dogs (20 sick, 10 healthy); morulae were found in 12 of them. Twenty-six of 30 dogs tested PCR-positive between May and September (p<0.05). There was no difference with regard to abnormal CBC parameters between seropositive and seronegative clinically healthy dogs. The CBC was within reference range in 10 PCR-positive clinically healthy dogs suggesting a routine examination of blood donors for A. phagocytophilum in endemic areas to minimize the risk of transmission.