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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Clinical management of Ehrlichia canis infection in a German shepherd dog: A case report

Author(s):
Ranadheer Narlagiri, Ambica Gadige and Sairam Thanneeru
Abstract:
Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis is a tick borne disease of canines having worldwide distribution and is caused by Ehrlichia canis. The present case is of a 4 years German shephered dog presented at Veterinary Clinical Complex, Hyderabad. The dog was presented with the signs of pyrexia, lethargy, congested mucous membranes and oedema of hind limbs and scrotum. There was no improvement in the condition inspite of routine antibiotic therapy at other hospital. Initially blood was tested for presence of blood born parasites by using Rapid Antibody test kit and was found positive for E. canis. Further, blood smear examination was done for the confirmatory diagnosis and was found positive for Ehrlichia canis. Faecal smear also tested and was negative for the parasitic ova. Blood and serum was estimated for certain parameters which revealed anaemia, neutrophilic leuckocytosis with hepatic and renal insufficiency. The dog was treated symptomatically and specifically with appropriate therapeutic regimen. Dog started showing improvement from third day onwards and recovered completely in one month.
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How to cite this article:
Ranadheer Narlagiri, Ambica Gadige and Sairam Thanneeru. Clinical management of Ehrlichia canis infection in a German shepherd dog: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 603-606.

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