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CES Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia

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GONZALEZ-DOMINGUEZ, María S; VILLEGAS, Juan Pablo; CARMONA, Sara  and  CASTANEDA, Hernán. First report of canine borreliosis seroprevalence in a middle-altitude tropical urban area (Medellín-Colombia) . Ces. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2014, vol.9, n.2, pp.348-354. ISSN 1900-9607.

Anamnesis: A one year old French Bulldog male, affected by gastrointestinal symptoms and abdominal pain, with no response to the established therapeutic schedule was attended. Clinical and laboratory findings: The most significant finding was thrombocytopenia and seropositive for Borrelia burgdorferi by IDEXX 4S Snap test. Treatment approach: treatment was established with tetracycline and doxycycline. Eight months later the dog showed signs of polyarthritis and received a second antibiotic treatment with remission of the disease and sero-reversion. Conclusions: This case is of epidemiological relevance because it is the first time canine borreliosis is evidenced by serology in dogs from an urban setting, suggesting the disease is moving on toward middle altitude and urban areas. Clinical signs and treatment schedule are reviewed.

Keywords : Borrelia burgdorferi; canine borreliosis; thrombocytopenia; zoonosis.

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