|Title||Antibody profiling of a Borreliella burgdorferi (Lyme disease) C6 antibody positive, symptomatic Rottweiler and her pups|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Hatke AL, Green DR, Stasiak K, Marconi RT|
|Journal||The Veterinary Journal|
|Keywords||antibody, antigens, boreliella, borrelia, C6, canine, dog, immunoreactivity, lyme, OspF, V1sE|
Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-transmitted disease caused by Borreliella burgdorferi (Bb). Temporal studies of maternal antibody (Ab) profiles in Bb infected pregnant dogs and their pups have not been conducted. In this study, Ab profiles of a client-owned Bb C6 Ab positive Rottweiler and her nine pups were assessed. The dam presented with lameness 12 days prior to parturition and was C6 Ab positive with a Quant C6 Ab concentration of 237U/mL. Treatment with amoxicillin was initiated and 11 days later nine pups were delivered.