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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)
  • T M Neer
  • 1992
Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) is an acute ischemic myelopathy, primarily of large or giant breed dogs, which results from occlusion of blood vessels within the spinal cord parenchyma or the adjacent leptomeninges by masses of fibrocartilage. Lateralizing and asymmetric neurologic deficits are very suggestive of spinal cord infarction. The diagnosis of(More)
Vestibulotoxic and ototoxic effects often are seen after long-term, high-dose systemic treatment with gentamicin, but toxic effects after topical use have not been reported in animals, to the authors' knowledge. Vestibular and auditory effects of twice daily otic gentamicin treatment for 21 days were evaluated in 10 dogs with intact tympanic membranes and(More)
BACKGROUND Ineffective clearance of Ehrlichia canis after doxycycline administration has been reported despite the fact that the recommended treatment for canine ehrlichiosis is doxycycline. The effectiveness of doxycycline in clearing E canis infection from the blood and tissues of dogs requires additional evaluation. HYPOTHESIS Doxycycline (5 mg/kg PO(More)
Recurring nonambulatory tetraparesis caused by a heartworm in the epidural space was diagnosed in a dog. On myelography and digital subtraction imaging, the parasite appeared as a large extradural mass. Surgical removal of a mature, female Dirofilaria immitis resulted in resolution of the neurologic signs.
Four dogs were experimentally infected with Anaplasma platys to determine changes in real-time TaqMan PCR detection in blood and tissue, microscopically detectable parasitemia, and platelet concentrations during the first 28 days of infection. Buffy-coat blood cells were PCR positive for A. platys DNA at 4 days after inoculation and remained positive in all(More)
The recommended treatment for canine ehrlichiosis is tetracycline or its analog doxycycline, although recent reports have documented ineffective clearing of Erchlichia canis after doxycycline administration. Imidocarb dipropionate is used as an alternative treatment to tetracycline or is used in conjunction with doxycycline. The effectiveness of imidocarb(More)