Blood parasites of sheep in the Netherlands. I. Anaplasma mesaeterum sp.n. (Rickettsiales, Anaplasmataceae).

@article{Uilenberg1979BloodPO,
  title={Blood parasites of sheep in the Netherlands. I. Anaplasma mesaeterum sp.n. (Rickettsiales, Anaplasmataceae).},
  author={Gerrit Uilenberg and C J A H V van Vorstenbosch and N. M. Peri{\'e}},
  journal={Tijdschrift voor diergeneeskunde},
  year={1979},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={14-22}
}
On two occasions an anaplasm was isolated from sheep on the Dutch island of Ameland. The organism proved to be highly pathogenic for splenectomised sheep; a non-splenectomised animal recovered spontaneously after the packed cell volume had decreased by 40%. Treatment with oxytetracycline was effective. Its pathogenicity for goats appeared to be low, and the organism was apparently not infective to splenectomised cattle. This anaplasm differs from Anaplasma ovis in that less than 30% of the… CONTINUE READING