Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei ziegen im kanton tessin

Translated title of the contribution: Granulocytic Ehrlichia infection in goats in south Switzerland

Nicola Pusterla, D. Sicher, L. Ernst, H. Lutz, U. Braun

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Abstract

Ehrlichia phagocytophila has been detected as a causative agent of a febrile disease in goats originating from south Switzerland. The most important clinical signs were decreased milk production, pyrexia, apathy and reduced appetit. All animals were infested with Ixodes ricinus and showed a severe leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. In buffy coat preparations Ehrlichia organisms were identified in neutrophils and in eosinophils. E. phagocytophila DNA was amplified by PCR from blood samples and from engorged ticks and characterized by sequencing of the PCR products. All goats were successfully treated with oxytetracycline. Of 80 sera tested 6 weeks after the start of pasturing 64 goats (80 %) had specific antibodies to E. phagocytophila by indirect immunfluorescence.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalWiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift
Volume86
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Ehrlichia
Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Switzerland
Goats
goats
fever
Goat Diseases
Fever
Infection
infection
goat diseases
Apathy
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Ixodes
Oxytetracycline
leukopenia
Ixodes ricinus
thrombocytopenia
Leukopenia
Ticks

Keywords

  • Ehrlichia phagocytophila
  • Goats
  • Indirect immunfluorescence
  • PCR
  • Switzerland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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Pusterla, N., Sicher, D., Ernst, L., Lutz, H., & Braun, U. (1999). Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei ziegen im kanton tessin. Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift, 86(6), 187-190.

Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei ziegen im kanton tessin. / Pusterla, Nicola; Sicher, D.; Ernst, L.; Lutz, H.; Braun, U.

In: Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift, Vol. 86, No. 6, 1999, p. 187-190.

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Pusterla, N, Sicher, D, Ernst, L, Lutz, H & Braun, U 1999, 'Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei ziegen im kanton tessin', Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift, vol. 86, no. 6, pp. 187-190.
Pusterla, Nicola ; Sicher, D. ; Ernst, L. ; Lutz, H. ; Braun, U. / Granulozytäre Ehrlichiose bei ziegen im kanton tessin. In: Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift. 1999 ; Vol. 86, No. 6. pp. 187-190.
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