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Prevalence of select vector-borne disease agents in owned dogs of Ghana.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, September 2014
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Title
Prevalence of select vector-borne disease agents in owned dogs of Ghana.
Published in
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, September 2014
DOI 10.4102/jsava.v85i1.996
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Authors

Lorelei L Clarke, Lora R Ballweber, Kelly Allen, Susan E Little, Michael R Lappin, Clarke LL, Ballweber LR, Allen K, Little SE, Lappin MR

Abstract

Ticks, sera and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) blood were collected from dogs evaluated at the Amakom Veterinary Clinic in Kumasi, Ghana. Sera were evaluated for Dirofilaria immitis antigen and antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia canis. Conventional polymerase chain reaction assays designed to amplify the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) ofEhrlichia spp. or Anaplasma spp. or Neorickettsia spp. or Wolbachia spp., Babesia spp., Rickettsia spp., Hepatozoon spp., Bartonella spp. and the haemoplasmas were performed on DNA extracted from EDTA blood and all positive amplicons were sequenced. This small survey shows that the following vector-borne pathogens are present in urban Ghanian dogs: Ehrlichia canis, Hepatozoon canis,Dirofilaria immitis and Anaplasma platys. Bartonella henselae was isolated from ticks but not from the dogs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 43 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Researcher 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 14 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Philosophy 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 9 20%

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