Authors: BÜLENT ULUTAŞ, GÖKSEL BAYRAMLI, TÜLİN KARAGENÇ
Abstract: A male pinscher dog weighing 4.2 kg with a history of intermittent fever, inappetence, weight loss, and weakness occurring periodically for 5 months showed Anaplasma (Ehrlichia) platys inclusions within the platelets of peripheral blood smears. The diagnosis was confirmed using a nested polymerase chain reaction. The dog was treated with doxycycline at a dose of 5 mg/kg twice daily for 21 days. This study is the first case of A. platys infection in Turkey.
Keywords: Anaplasma platys, inclusion, dog, Turkey
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