Babesia vulpes in a dog from Prince Edward Island, Canada

TitleBabesia vulpes in a dog from Prince Edward Island, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
JournalCan Vet J
Volume63
Issue6
Start Page589
Date Published06/2022
AuthorsArsenault AC, Foley PM, Clancey N
Abstract

A 12-year-old neutered male American Staffordshire terrier dog was referred to the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada, for suspected immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. Babesiosis (Babesia vulpes) was confirmed using polymerase chain reaction testing. The dog was successfully treated with a 10-day protocol of atovaquone/proguanil (TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Toronto, Ontario), 13.5 mg/kg BW, PO, q8h and azithromycin (Pharmascience, Montreal, Quebec), 10 mg/kg BW, PO, q24h. To the authors' knowledge, this report is the first documented case of babesiosis caused by Babesia vulpes in a dog from Canada.

URLhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35656526/