Tick acquisition of Ehrlichia canis from dogs treated with doxycycline hyclate.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2007 Sep 2;51(9):3394-6. Epub 2007 Jul 2.

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA.

Doxycycline generally alleviates clinical monocytic ehrlichiosis, but its efficacy in the control of monocytotropic ehrlichial pathogens requires further investigation. In this study, Ehrlichia canis was detected in dogs treated with doxycycline for 14 days and in ticks fed on these dogs, suggesting that treated dogs can remain reservoirs for E. canis.

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September 2007
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