2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2013.12.001
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It shouldn’t happen to a dog … or a veterinarian: clinical paradigms for canine vector-borne diseases

Abstract: Keywords:Canine, vector-borne diseases, zoonosis, emerging disease, diagnosis, travel medicine, compliance AbstractCanine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) comprise a diverse group of viral, bacterial, protozoal, and helminth pathogens, transmitted predominantly by ticks and fleas, and cause significant health problems for dogs worldwide. Growing numbers of reports indicate that CVBDs are emerging in regions where they previously did not exist and this, combined with pathogens that are inherently difficult to dete… Show more

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“…A proportion of these dogs can succumb to very high tick loads and the associated polymicrobial canine vector‐mediated diseases, viz. anaplasmosis, babesiosis and haemotropic mycoplasmas, often acting in concert (Brown et al., , ; Hii et al., , , ; Barker et al., ; Irwin, ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A proportion of these dogs can succumb to very high tick loads and the associated polymicrobial canine vector‐mediated diseases, viz. anaplasmosis, babesiosis and haemotropic mycoplasmas, often acting in concert (Brown et al., , ; Hii et al., , , ; Barker et al., ; Irwin, ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…or Anaplasma spp. infection are still underdiagnosed and that affected animals could be coinfected with Leishmania infantum [68]. Greece provided the higher number of coinfections with canine ehrlichiosis and dirofilariosis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Due to increasing pet ownership, more owners travelling with their pets and the ability of vector arthropods to establish themselves in new localities [6], ticks and tick-borne diseases are spreading throughout the world and are no longer restricted to certain areas.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%