MOLECULAR SURVEY OF Ehrlichia canis IN DOGS FROM MEXICO: PREVALENCE OF INFECTION AND POSSIBLE FACTORS ASSOCIATED

Autores/as

  • Olga Carolina Diaz-Medina
  • Manuel Emilio Bolio-González Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Roger Ivan Rodríguez-Vivas Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Edwin José Gutiérrez-Ruiz Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Carlos Pérez-Osorio Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a3n8.778

Palabras clave:

Dogs, Ehrlichia canis, Prevalence, Nested-PCR, Yucatan-Mexico

Resumen

A cross-sectional study was performed to estimate the prevalence of infection of Ehrlichia canis in dogs and to explore the factors associated with the presence of the bacteria. The study was carried out in a village in Yucatan, Mexico. Blood samples were obtained from 200 dogs. Samples were analyzed by nested-PCR to detect the presence of E. canis DNA and thrombocyte counts were calculated. One-hundred and forty of the dogs (70 %) were found to be infested with ticks. A total of 1 116 ticks were recovered and all were identi ed as Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The prevalence of E. canis infection was 69.2 %. None of the variables studied (gender, age, body condition, platelet-related bleeding, thrombocytopenia, and presence of ticks) showed association with E. canis infection. In conclusion, there is a high probability that dogs living in Yucatan, Mexico are infected with E. canis. 

Biografía del autor/a

Olga Carolina Diaz-Medina

Autora y colaboradora del artículo

Manuel Emilio Bolio-González, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Profesor de Carrera Titular "C" Tiempo Completo, Jefe del Depto. de Salud Animal y Medicina Preventiva, FMVZ-CCBA-UADY.Autor de correspondencia. Profesor de Carrera Titular "C" Tiempo Completo, Jefe del Depto. de Salud Animal y Medicina Preventiva, FMVZ-CCBA-UADY

Roger Ivan Rodríguez-Vivas, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Profesor de Carrera Titular "C" Tiempo Completo. Responsable del laboratorio de Parasitología, FMVZ-CCBA-UADY

Edwin José Gutiérrez-Ruiz, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Profesor de Carrera Titular "C" Tiempo Completo, FMVZ-CCBA-UADY

Carlos Pérez-Osorio, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Profesor Tienpo Completo, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

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2016-04-05

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Diaz-Medina, O. C., Bolio-González, M. E., Rodríguez-Vivas, R. I., Gutiérrez-Ruiz, E. J., & Pérez-Osorio, C. (2016). MOLECULAR SURVEY OF Ehrlichia canis IN DOGS FROM MEXICO: PREVALENCE OF INFECTION AND POSSIBLE FACTORS ASSOCIATED. Ecosistemas Y Recursos Agropecuarios, 3(8), 251-258. https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a3n8.778

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