Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 2nd, 2004
"Mycoplasma haemocanis (formerly Haemobartonella canis) is a red blood cell parasite that causes disease mainly in immunosuppressed and splenectomized dogs. Clinical outbreak of the disease resulted in failure of a large experimental project. We aimed to identify whether M. haemocanis has increased prevalence in kennel-raised dogs," scientists in Germany report.
"In a prospective study," said G.I. Kemming and colleagues, "we compared the prevalence of M. haemocanis in whole blood (anti-coagulated by use of EDTA) collected...
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