In this 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. chaffeensis—including 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.
relatedness, transmission, geography, and seasonality of ehrlichial
the disease manifestations of different Ehrlichia species.
the diagnostic testing and the limitations of tests for ehrlichial
the use of screening tests and how positive results should be interpreted
in healthy-looking dogs.