Therapeutic management of Ehrlichiosis in dogs
Karatlapalli Usha Rani, Mummadisetty Sai Sindhu, B Sireesha, Mannem Kasi Reddy and DV Gopal Krishna Reddy
The present study was carried out to investigate the haemato-biochemical changes and therapeutic management of canine ehrlichiosis. Seven male and 3 female dogs between 3-4 years old were presented to Enrich pet clinic, Hyderabad with non-specific clinical signs like dullness, in-appetence with pyrexia, hematochezia and petechial haemorrhages on the abdomen and ears observed in few. Blood samples were used for screening of blood samples for any pathogen, haemo-biochemical parameters and molecular detection of suspected blood pathogen. Haematological evaluations revealed a decline in total leucocytes and total platelet count. Serum biochemical examinations revealed altered liver and kidney function tests. The blood smear evaluation revealed the morula stage of Ehrlichia canis in the monocytes. The molecular tests revealed the Ehrlichia canis in the blood samples. All the dogs effectively recovered after treatment with doxycycline 10mg/kg B.wt for 32 days along with supportive medication.
How to cite this article:
Karatlapalli Usha Rani, Mummadisetty Sai Sindhu, B Sireesha, Mannem Kasi Reddy and DV Gopal Krishna Reddy. Therapeutic management of Ehrlichiosis in dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 2289-2291.