Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis infection among privately-owned dogs in northern Bulgaria
A serologic survey was carried out to detect the prevalence of Ehrlichia canis antibodies among privately-owned dogs in the counties of Varna, Silistra, Ruse, Montana, Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven of northern Bulgaria. A total of 120 serum samples were IFA tested for anti-Ehrlichia canis IgG antibodies. A mean seroprevalence rate of 37.5% was recorded with Varna county showing the highest value (60%) followed by Silistra (55%), Ruse (30%), Montana (30%), Veliko Tarnovo (25%) and Pleven (25%) counties. These results clearly show that dogs residing in northern Bulgaria are highly exposed to E. canis.
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TSACHEV, I., PAPADOGIANNAKIS (E.I. ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΑΝΝΑΚΗΣ) E. I., KONTOS (Β. ΚΟΝΤΟΣ) V., ZARKOV, I., PETROV, V., & PELAGIC, V. (2017). Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis infection among privately-owned dogs in northern Bulgaria. Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 57(3), 212–216. https://doi.org/10.12681/jhvms.15041
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