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.
Anaplasma platys, inclusion, dog, Turkey
ULUTAŞ, BÜLENT; BAYRAMLI, GÖKSEL; and KARAGENÇ, TÜLİN (2007) "First Case of Anaplasma (Ehrlichia) platys Infection in a Dog in Turkey," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 31: No. 4, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol31/iss4/12