The rapid test to detect Anaplasma phagocytophilum, antibodies, Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies and Erlichia canis antibodies in dogs.
Anaplasma, Borrelia burgdorferi and Ehrlichia are vector-transmitted (ticks), intracellular bacteria and play a role in dogs.
Anaplasmosis: In Europe Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma platys are found in domestic dogs. The antibodies are detected using A. phagocytophilum antigens or A. platys antigens.
Lyme borreliosis: Worldwide at least 13 genospecies belong to the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bsl) complex. In dogs, the pathogenicity for B. burgdorferi sensu stricto has been proven. The antibodies are detected with a specific antigen mixture of surface proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Ehrlichiosis: Dogs infected with Ehrlichiosis develop canine monocytic ehrlichiosis. The occurrence of infections is related to the spread of the vector R. sanguineus. The antibodies are detected using E. canis antigens.
Serology: Serological results must always be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings.
Negative test result: they do not rule out infection, as seronegative results may occur at any stage of infection.
Positive test result: In the endemic area positive antibody results may be due to a previous infection.