Ehrichiosis, FECAVA’s sevenths Factsheet

FECAVA has just published its seventh fact sheet, this time on Ehrichiosis in dogs. This disease is present mainly in South Europe, but there are also West and North European countries where Ehrichia canis was reported (like Switzerland, Finland and Russia) To help colleagues recognize, diagnose and manage vector-borne diseases in dogs, FECAVA has set up a working group on canine vector-borne diseases 

‘We identified the need for brief, succinct factsheets on the distribution, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases,’ explains Nenad Milojkovic (Serbia), chair of the working group. At the moment, Ehrichiosis is not a frequent disease in most parts of Europe; but we have to be aware of the possibility that any veterinarian in any country may encounter this disease in imported dogs or dogs which are coming back from the endemic areas where they spent the holydays with their owners. This factsheet will provide substantial information on transmission, diagnosis, therapy and prevention’

The two-page illustrated fact sheets provide a quick overview of each disease. The new fact sheet means there are now seven factsheets available: on canine heartworm disease, subcutaneous dirofilariosis, canine lungworm disease, leishmaniosiss anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Ehrichiosis.

The CVBD working group works closely together with experts of the European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) and the European Society of Dirofilariosis and Angiostrongylosis (ESDA).

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