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Anaplasma phagocytophilum (previously Ehrlichia equi) and Equine Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis in Horses
Equine granulocytic ehrlichiosis (EGE) should be on the rule out list of any horse with persistent fever. Caused by the organism Anaplasma phagocytophilum (previously Ehrlichia equi and also called Anaplasma phagocytophilia) the prevalence of this organism appears to be much wider than seen in the past. This article discusses the organism, distribution, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of this disease.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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