Two cases of Neorickettsia (Ehrlichia) risticii infection in horses from Nova Scotia

Meera C. Heller, J. McClure, Nicola Pusterla, Jeannine Berger Pusterla, Simone Stahel

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Abstract

Two horses from Nova Scotia were diagnosed with Potomac horse fever (PHF). Polymerase chain reaction analysis was performed on formalin-fixed colon tissue or whole blood to show the presence of Neorickettsia risticii DNA, the causative agent of PHF. These are the first reported cases of PHF in the Maritime Provinces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume45
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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