Prevalence of Bartonella species, haemoplasmas and Toxoplasma gondii in cats in Scotland.

@article{Bennett2010PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of Bartonella species, haemoplasmas and Toxoplasma gondii in cats in Scotland.},
  author={Alexander D Bennett and Dani{\`e}lle A. Gunn-Moore and Melissa A. Brewer and Michael R Lappin},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={
          553-7
        }
}
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence rates for select infectious agents of cats presented to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Whole blood, serum, and oral mucosal and nail bed swabs were collected. While Ehrlichia species, Anaplasma species or Rickettsia felis DNA were not amplified from any cat, 44.2% of the cats had evidence of infection or exposure to either a Bartonella species (15.3% were seropositive and 5.8… CONTINUE READING
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