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Anaplasmosis

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Abstract

Anaplasmosis is caused by several species of the bacterial genus that are implicated as emerging pathogens of dogs, cats, ruminants, horses and humans worldwide. This chapter covers species infecting dogs and geographical distribution; granulocytic anaplasmosis; infectious canine cyclic thrombocytopenia; feline granulocytic anaplasmosis.

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19.1 is transmitted by ticks of the genus (in Europe mainly ).
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19.4 Morulae of in neutrophils (arrowed) (original magnification x1000, Giemsa).
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19.6 Lateral abdominal radiograph showing splenomegaly in a 2-year-old female Golden Retriever with granulocytic anaplasmosis. The position of the spleen is arrowed.
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19.9 Positive IFA test. In this test, serum from the patient is overlaid onto a monolayer of cells infected by the target organism. Binding of specific antibody is visualized by the use of a secondary antiserum conjugated to fluorescein and observation of the slide under light of an appropriate wavelength. (Kindly provided by Prof. K. Pfister).
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19.10 morulae in platelets from a dog (arrowed). (Kindly provided by Prof. K. Pfister).

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