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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 678-684

Pathomorphological and Molecular Detection of Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis in a Siberian Husky
N. Jayanthi1*, R. Saahithya1, L.J. Harish2 and P. Azhahianambi3
1Department of Veterinary Pathology
2Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007, India
3Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007
*Corresponding author

A three-year-old Siberian husky was brought for necropsy with a history of respiratory distress and erythematous patches on the ventral abdomen. Postmortem examination revealed icteric mucous membranes, diffuse erythematous patches in the ventral abdomen and ticks all over the body. The intermediate and diaphragmatic lobe of the lungs revealed haemorrhages. Liver was mottled and tan yellow brown. Gall bladder had a solitary calculus. Spleen was mildly swollen, dark brown and congested. Kidneys had a pitted and granular cortical surface with hemorrhages in the pelvis. Severe congestion of the cerebral vessels was observed. The right inner thigh muscles revealed severe paint brush hemorrhages and extended deep into the gluteal muscles. Histopathological examination revealed congested liver, necrotic changes in the kidney, focal interstitial nephritis and eosinophilic exudate in distal convoluted tubule, myocardial degeneration, congested spleen with hemosiderin pigments and mild neuronal degeneration. Nested PCR was carried out on the liver samples and was positive for Ehrlichia canis.

Keywords: Ehrlichia canis, Dog, Pathomorphology, Nested PCR, Histopathology

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Jayanthi, N., R. Saahithya, L.J. Harish and Azhahianambi, P. 2018. Pathomorphological and Molecular Detection of Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis in a Siberian Husky.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 678-684. doi:
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