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Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei Ziegen im Kanton Tessin


Pusterla, N; Sicher, D; Ernst, L; Lutz, H; Braun, Ueli (1999). Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei Ziegen im Kanton Tessin. Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 86(6):187-190.

Abstract

Ehrlichia phagocytophila has been detected as a causative agent of a febrile disease in goats originating from south Switzerland. The most important clinical signs were decreased milk production, pyrexia, apathy and reduced appetit. All animals were infested with Ixodes ricinus and showed a severe leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. In buffy coat preparations Ehrlichia organisms were identified in neutrophils and in eosinophils. E. phagocytophila DNA was amplified by PCR from blood samples and from engorged ticks and characterized by sequencing of the PCR products. All goats were successfully treated with oxytetracycline. Of 80 sera tested 6 weeks after the start of pasturing 64 goats (80 %) had specific antibodies to E. phagocytophila by indirect immunfluorescence.

Abstract

Ehrlichia phagocytophila has been detected as a causative agent of a febrile disease in goats originating from south Switzerland. The most important clinical signs were decreased milk production, pyrexia, apathy and reduced appetit. All animals were infested with Ixodes ricinus and showed a severe leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. In buffy coat preparations Ehrlichia organisms were identified in neutrophils and in eosinophils. E. phagocytophila DNA was amplified by PCR from blood samples and from engorged ticks and characterized by sequencing of the PCR products. All goats were successfully treated with oxytetracycline. Of 80 sera tested 6 weeks after the start of pasturing 64 goats (80 %) had specific antibodies to E. phagocytophila by indirect immunfluorescence.

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Other titles:Granulocytic Ehrlichia infection in goats in south Switzerland
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:German
Date:1999
Deposited On:23 Feb 2019 16:45
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:28
Publisher:BWK Publishing Solutions
ISSN:0043-535X
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.

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