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Occurrence of Mycoplasma haemocanis in dogs infested by ticks in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

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Title
Occurrence of Mycoplasma haemocanis in dogs infested by ticks in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, August 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612016043
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Rodrigo Leite Soares, Jessica Teles Echeverria, Giovana Pazzuti, Herbert Patric Kellerman Cleveland, Verônica Jorge Babo-Terra, Elisabete Friozi, Carlos Alberto do Nascimento Ramos

Abstract

Hemotropic mycoplasmas in dogs, such as Mycoplasma haemocanis, have been described worldwide. Recently, these pathogens have been reported to be causative agent of zoonosis. It is known that its transmission may occur through the action of blood-sucking arthropods (e.g. ticks or fleas), through blood transfusion, contaminated fomites and/or transplacentally. In Brazil, M. haemocanis is present in practically all regions and the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato is suspected the main vector. In the municipality of Campo Grande, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, there is little information about infection of dogs by M. haemocanis, or on the main epidemiological features associated with it. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the occurrence of M. haemocanis among dogs infested by ticks and to assess possible associations with some epidemiological factors. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing were used to analyze dog blood samples (n = 94). DNA from M. haemocanis was detected in four samples. No significant associations were observed with any epidemiological parameter analyzed here. However, the results from this study confirm that this pathogen is circulating in this region and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of diseases among anemic dogs.

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Student > Bachelor 5 22%
Student > Master 4 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Researcher 2 9%
Professor 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 7 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 30%