Equine ehrlichiosis.

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Equine ehrlichiosis is a seasonal disease of horses first reported in 1969. Clinical signs in horses include high fever, depression, partial hypophagia, anorexia, limb edema, petechiation, icterus, ataxia, and reluctance to move. Hematologic changes include leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, icterus, anemia, and inclusion bodies, principally in neutrophils and occasionally in eosinophils. Diagnosis is made by clinical signs and observing characteristic morulae in a blood smear with standard Wright's stain. Mortality is low unless secondary infection develops or injury occurs as a result of incoordination. Treatment with tetracycline produces prompt defervescence of fever and gradual improvement of clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-428
Number of pages6
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1993

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Equine ehrlichiosis. / Madigan, John E.

In: The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice, Vol. 9, No. 2, 08.1993, p. 423-428.

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