Russell T Greene

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Within the past several decades, the number of Ehrlichia spp. recognized to infect cats, dogs, and human beings has expanded substantially. The recent application of advanced techniques in molecular biology has changed how ehrlichiosis is diagnosed and has provided new tools for the assessment of treatment. As these techniques are applied, the numerous(More)
A partial 16S rRNA gene was amplified in Ehrlichia canis-infected cells by nested PCR. The assay was specific and did not amplify the closely related Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia muris, Neorickettsia helminthoeca, and SF agent 16S rRNA genes. The assay was as sensitive as Southern hybridization, detecting as little as 0.2 pg of E. canis DNA. By this(More)
Cat exposure has been directly associated with the development of human Bartonella henselae infections, resulting in cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, or bacteremia. The prevalence of serum antibody titers to B. henselae was determined for selected pet cats from 33 geographic locations throughout the United States and several areas in western(More)
The clinical and serological responses to therapy were evaluated for at least 1 year in 68 dogs with antibody titers positive for Ehrlichia canis. Treatments were of variable periods with primarily tetracycline hydorchloride and/or doxycycline. Sixteen dogs had initial titers of 1:20 and, at the end of the year, were asymptomatic, no longer receiving(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was compared to an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for detection of IgG antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi in dog sera. The concordance of the two tests was 93.5% for sera from dogs from Maryland (n = 93), 98.0% for sera from dogs from North Carolina (n = 446), and 97.2% for the combined sample groups (n(More)
Adult Beagles were used to evaluate clinical signs and serologic response after inoculation with, or exposure to, Borrelia burgdorferi. An indirect immunofluorescent assay (IFA) and 2 ELISA were used to monitor the serologic response to B burgdorferi. Feeding infected ticks on 4 dogs (group 1) failed to cause seroconversion, and SC inoculation with 500(More)
Sixty canine serum samples were sent to 10 different diagnostic laboratories for anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibody analysis. All laboratories knew of the study prior to receiving the samples. Agreement among all laboratories for all interpretations was 91% (546 of 600 samples). There was complete agreement among all the laboratories for only 32 (53%) of(More)
Antibiograms and plasmid profiles were evaluated for 116 Staphylococcus intermedius isolates collected from dogs in Germany and in the USA. Of the 26 S. intermedius isolates from Germany, 9 (34.6%) carried plasmids, while 20 (22.2%) of the 90 S. intermedius isolates from the USA were found to be plasmid-positive. Eight small resistance plasmids were(More)
Four commercial anaerobic systems (CASs) were evaluated for usefulness in identification of Eubacterium suis. Twelve strains were evaluated in each system in triplicate, and results were interpreted independently by 5 individuals. Statistically significant differences (P less than 0.01) due to strain variation and reader interpretation accounted for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the correlation of seroimmunologic test results between reference and nonreference laboratories. DESIGN Retrospective data analysis. PROCEDURE Serum samples obtained from naturally infected dogs and cats were distributed to reference and nonreference laboratories for seroimmunologic testing. Correlation of test results was(More)