Auftreten von boviner Ehrlichiose im Kanton Obwalden

Translated title of the contribution: Bovine ehrlichiosis in central Switzerland

Nicola Pusterla, B. Steiger, U. Schorno, U. Braun

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Due the examination of six Brown Swiss cows the «Schinberg-fever» a clinical picture known for years in central Switzerland could be identified as bovine ehrlichiosis. Clinical signs were observed 23 to 116 days after the animals were turned out on pasture. Main symptoms were fever and reduced milk yield. All animals were infested with ticks and showed a severe leucopenia. In buffy coat preparations Ehrlichia phagocytophila could be identified in neutrophils and eosinophils, rarely in monocytes. All six cows could be successfully treated with oxytetracycline.

Translated title of the contributionBovine ehrlichiosis in central Switzerland
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)392-396
Number of pages5
JournalSchweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Central Switzerland
  • Cow
  • Ehrlichia phagocytophila

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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