Among the topics are the interaction of the host immune system with arthropod and arthropod-borne infectious agents, babesiosis and cytauxzoonosis
, haemoplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, and rickettsial infections.
Examples of tick-borne diseases of animals include Lyme disease, tick paralysis, tularemia, RMSF, hemobartonellosis, canine ehrlichiosis, Q fever, and cytauxzoonosis
Treatment for cytauxzoonosis
is usually imidocarb diproprionate, but a combination of atovaquone and azithromycin (A&A) has also been utilized as a treatment, (neither form of therapy has been prospectively evaluated for efficacy, however).
The incidence of Cytauxzoonosis
, caused by the protozoan parasite Cytauxzoan felis, in domestic cats is not known, but researchers are trying to determine those numbers and eventually find a preventive.