Irwin, P.J. (2010) Canine Babesiosis. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 40 (6). pp. 1141-1156.
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Babesiosis continues to pose a threat to dogs worldwide as a cause of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and a wide variety of clinical signs, ranging from mild, nonspecific illness to peracute collapse and death. Practitioners should be alert to the importance of collecting travel and fight history for a patient and should be aware of new piroplasm species that have been described. Asymptomatic infections necessitate careful screening of potential blood donors using a combination of diagnostic testing procedures. Current treatment strategies for babesiosis often ameliorate the clinical signs of infection, but these hemoparasites are seldom completely eliminated, and when immunocompromised, recrudescence may occur.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Publisher:||W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd.|
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