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Asri S, and Mahmoudian A

Objective: Canine Ehrlichiosis is a tropical tick-borne disease caused by Ehrlichia canis. It produces a subclinical infection and causes fever and some hematological abnormalities.

Design: Blood samples from 1800 domestic and wild dogs were obtained and serological tests were used to detect Ehrlichia spp.

Materials and Methods: Blood samples from 980 dogs (510 domestic dogs and 475 wild dogs) in West Azarbaijan and 820 dogs (520 domestic dogs and 300 wild dogs) in East Azarbaijan were obtained. Hematological and biochemical tests and also indirect immunofluorescence assay (Ristic et al, 1986) were used for diagnosis of disease and the variants of the organism.

Results: The results shows that 67% of wild dogs and 38% of domestic dogs in West Azarbaijan were serologically positive for Ehrlichia. These values for east Azarbaijan were 58% and 39% respectively.

Conclusion: Ehrlichiosis in Iran and especially in Azarbaijan is one of the most prevalent tick borne diseases. Despite of current imagination, according to results of our study, canine Ehrlichiosis especially in wild dogs in Iran has a high prevalence and can cause an acute to chronic hemolytic anemia. and it is necessary to pay more attention to this fact by field's veterinarians. The main variants diagnosed were E.canis (75%), E. platys (20%) and E. equi (5%). In some cases, mixed infection and synchronized Leishmaniasis also were seen.

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Alternative Medicine
Animal Welfare
Clinical Pathology
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Emergency & Critical Care
Feline Endocrine & Infectious Dz
Feline Gastroenterology
Feline Urology/Nephrology
Infectious & Zoonotic Diseases
Respiratory Medicine
Surgery & Sports Medicine
Oral Presentations
Morbidity Factors Of Anxiety Disorders
PTT Excision Of Ear Canal Polyps
Rabies Antibody Tests: IHA vs Elisa
Hip Luxation: Surgical Repair
Surgical Repair Of Mitral Regurg.
Dental Pulp/Dentin Deposition
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B. Thuring. Effects On Trichostrongylus
Growth Plate Closure Times, Kangal
Revolution, Dog/Cat Flea Control
Electrical Stim. For Nerve Injuries
BAPN-F For Gastroc. Tendon Healing
Patch Test, Dogs; Human Allergy Stats.
Abd. Adhesion Prevention, Omenectomy
Leptospirosis Study, Tehran
Ehrlichiosis, Protein Alterations
Xenograft For Femural Fx. Repair
Omentum For Tendon Healing
Pet Behavior During Bombing
Evaluation Of Silk Suture
Canine Testis Gene Expression
Radiologic Signs, Spirocerca
Feline Interferon In FeLV/FIV Cats
HbA1c In Diabetic Dogs
Bovine Xenograft For Tibial Repair
Tibial Segmental Defect, Treatment
Bovine Bone Pin For Fracture Repair
Rabies Immunity, Tehran, Dogs
Oral Antibiotics, Owner Compliance
Excision Arthroplasty, Dogs/Cats
Ovine Xenograft For Radial Fractures
Endochondral Ossification
Intertrochanteric Osteotomy Fixation
Immunoglobuline, Atopic Dermatitis
Subclinical Dermatophytosis
Probiotic Strains
Efficacy of Revolution (selamectin)
Bordetella Bronchiseptica
Bone Cement and Graft
Femoral Head
Bacterial Infections, Urinary
Mammary Neoplasias
Bilateral Anterior Hemimelia
Adenocarcinoma, Apocrine Glands
Bone Marrow Toxicity
Carmustine, Lymphoma
Desflurane Anesthesia
Nutrition, Hyperlipidaemia
Perianal Fistula
L-Carnitine Supplementation
Poster Presentations