hour-long talk, we will provide an overview of ehrlichiosis as both a
potential pathogen of pets and as a zoonotic agent. We will review tick
transmission as well relevant tick species, geography, and seasonality. We’ll
present each of the three most relevant potential pathogens—E. canis, E.
ewingii, and E.
disease manifestations. We’ll discuss diagnosis and treatment of
ehrlichiosis, as well as the clinical utility of screening tests and the
appropriate course of action when a healthy dog tests positive.
Understand relatedness, transmission, geography, and seasonality of
ehrlichial pathogens. • Recognize the disease manifestations of different
Ehrlichia species. • Understand the diagnostic testing and the limitations of
tests for ehrlichial infection. • Understand the use of screening tests and
how positive results should be interpreted in healthy-looking dogs.