TICK BONE DISEASE IN DOG WITH DELAYED RECOVERY AND PROLONGED CONVALESCENCE PERIOD; an emerging threat of drug resistance – Biological Times

TICK BONE DISEASE IN DOG WITH DELAYED RECOVERY AND PROLONGED CONVALESCENCE PERIOD; an emerging threat of drug resistance

Publication Date : 10-01-2024


Author(s) :

Aqeel Ahmad.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)



Abstract :

This article presents a case of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF) in an 8-year-old spayed Labrador caused by Borrelia turicatae transmitted by Ornithodoros turicata ticks.. The diagnosis, previously reliant on blood smear spirochete detection with limited sensitivity, now benefits from PCR for enhanced accuracy. The case study details an 8-year-old Yorkshire terrier from south central Texas exhibiting clinical symptoms, with laboratory findings indicating thrombocytopenia and spirochetes on blood smear examination. Treatment involved antibody and supportive care, extending beyond the anticipated recovery time. The article concludes by emphasizing the underdiagnosis of TBRF in veterinary practice and the importance of considering it in relevant cases with thrombocytopenia.


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