A Retrospective Study of Canine Ehrlichiosis in Kenya
Kitaa, J M A
Mulei, C M
Mande, J D
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A retrospective study was conducted on 514 dogs infected with ehrlichiosis of which 54.4% were males and 45.6% were females. The German Shepherd Dogs were over represented with 42.6%. The Spitz had the lowest incidence at 1%. Analysis showed the most common clinical signs in all dogs in this study were lymphadenomegaly 59.3%, congestion of mucous membranes 48.7%, inappetance 43.7%, a pounding heart 28.4%, pale mucous membranes 21.3%, harsh lung sounds 20.4% and vomiting 19.8%. Concurrent infections were identified in 36.4% of ehrlichia infected dogs.