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Theileria annae in a young Swedish dog

Falkenö, Ulrika and Tasker, Séverine and Osterman Lind, Eva and Tvedten, Harold (2013). Theileria annae in a young Swedish dog. Acta veterinaria Scandinavica. 55:1, 1-4
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1751-0147-55-50

Abstract

A severe regenerative anemia was detected in a 12-week-old mixed breed puppy in Sweden. A small protozoan parasite was observed in erythrocytes on a blood smear. It was initially suspected to be Babesia gibsoni based on its size and because B. gibsoni was previously recorded in Sweden. Surprisingly, specific polymerase chain reaction analysis identified the protozoan as Theileria annae. T. annae is endemic in Northwest Spain, is very uncommonly reported elsewhere and has never been recorded in Scandinavia. T. annae has been identified in dogs used for dog fighting, and it is thought to be transmitted by dog bites. This puppy was a mixed pit bull terrier. Pit bull terriers are sometimes used for dog fighting. T. annae has been reported to be transmitted vertically, and in light of the puppy's age, this transmission was suspected in the present case.

Authors/Creators:Falkenö, Ulrika and Tasker, Séverine and Osterman Lind, Eva and Tvedten, Harold
Title:Theileria annae in a young Swedish dog
Series/Journal:Acta veterinaria Scandinavica (0044-605X)
Year of publishing :2013
Volume:55
Number:1
Page range:1-4
Number of Pages:4
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:0044-605X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L73 Animal diseases
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 302 Clinical Medicine > Infectious Medicine
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 302 Clinical Medicine > Hematology
Agrovoc terms:Babesiosis, Dogs, Theileria
Keywords:Babesiosis, Dog, Anemia
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1914
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1914
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000322257800001
DOI10.1186/1751-0147-55-50
ID Code:11093
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:University Animal Hospital (UAH) > UAH, Clinical Chemistry
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:03 Jun 2014 11:14
Metadata Last Modified:05 Dec 2014 06:28

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