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Suspected ehrlichial infection in five cats from a household



Suspected ehrlichial infection in five cats from a household



Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 210(2): 231-234



Ehrlichiosis is a poorly recognized condition of cats that may be associated with anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or dysproteinemia. Affected cats may have indirect fluorescent antibody titers to Ehrlichia canis and E risticii. We reviewed the clinical evaluation and response to treatment of 5 cats in a household where ehrlichial disease was suspected as the cause of recurrent leukopenias and thrombocytopenias. All of the cats had E risticii indirect fluorescent antibody titers and western blot confirmation of antibodies to 4 of the 9 major antigens of E risticii. Response to doxycycline was monitored serologically and hematologically in each cat, and indicated that administration of doxycycline at a dosage of 10 mg/kg of body weight, PO, every 12 hours, for a minimum of 21 days is necessary for treatment of this condition.

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