Ehrlichiosis in a dog: A case study
Author(s): Asmita Shrestha and Rockson Karmacharya
Abstract: Spike, age of 1 year, local dog, was found with history of anorexia, weak, and high fever. The blood test determined range of Packed Cell Volume (PCV) and hemoglobin below the normal and White Blood Cell count slightly increased. Ehrlichiosis was diagnosed in dog from blood smear, revealing morula of E. canis, and also confirmed by rapid test kit. Oxytetracycline at the dose rate 10 mg/kg body weight was administered intravenously with Normal saline slowly. Continuous slow infusion of lactated ringers was provided for three to four hours. Doxycycline capsule was recommended at the rate 10 mg/ kg body weight orally for 14 days twice a day after food. Dexamethasone and Ranitidine were given at dose 2 mg/kg body weight subcutaneously once. After 14 days the dog was recovered and looked healthier. Hemoglobin came to its normal position and PCV was 30.
How to cite this article:
Asmita Shrestha, Rockson Karmacharya. Ehrlichiosis in a dog: A case study. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(5):20-23.