This agent of disease, which is transmitted by the so-called Brown dog tick Rhipicephalussanguineus, introduces in dogs (no other hosts are known until now) the so-called cyclic thrombocytopenia, while A. phagocytophilum (transmitted by Ixodes ricinus and I. trianguliceps) induces the granulocytic ehrlichiosis (anaplasmosis). A. phagocytophilum is also found in reservoir hosts such as small rodents and in lynx.
Good results have been obtained by application of a daily dose of doxycycline of 2 × 5 mg/kg bodyweight for 2–3 weeks.
KeywordsSmall Rodent Reservoir Host Ixodes Ricinus Cyclic Thrombocytopenia
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