Ehrlichia canis

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Ehr·lich·i·a ca·nis

the bacterial species causing the tick-borne disease canine ehrlichiosis in dogs (transmitted by the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus); it is the type species of the genus Ehrlichia. Occasionally causes tick-borne infection in humans.


a genus of bacteria in the family Anaplasmataceae, order Rickettsiales, recently reclassified so that some species are now Anaplasma and some as Neorickettsia. All are intracellular parasites of leukocytes and endothelial cells of animals or humans and require a vector for transmission. See also Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Neorickettsia.

Ehrlichia bovis
see Anaplasmabovis.
Ehrlichia canis
causes canine monocytic ehrlichiosis.
Ehrlichia equi
see Anaplasmaphagocytophila.
Ehrlichia ewingii
causes canine granulocytic ehrlichiosis.
Ehrlichia ondiri
causes ondiri disease. Called also bovine petechial fever.
Ehrlichia ovina
now Anaplasmaphagocytophila; causes benign ovine rickettsiosis.
Ehrlichia phagocytophila
see Anaplasmaphagocytophila.
Ehrlichia platys
now Anaplasmaplatys.
Ehrlichia risticii
see Neorickettsiaristicii.
Ehrlichia ruminantium
cause of heartwater in cattle and transmitted by Amblyomma spp. Previously classified as Rickettsia ruminantium and Cowdria ruminantium.
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Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis is caused by a bacterium called Ehrlichia canis.
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While sales of canine heartworm tests declined year over year, we have received USDA approval for a new and unique combination test for heartworm and Ehrlichia canis, a tick-borne organism that can create a wide range of health problems in dogs.
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This tick species is a vector of Ehrlichia canis and has been implicated, but not confirmed, as a vector of Anaplasma platys (2).