Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato and Anaplasma Phagocytophilum Infections in German Horses

Persistent Borrelia burgdorferi
Borrelia burgdorferi in mouse, Photo by Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, PhD

The Animals Journal (Gehlen H., et al.) 06.10.2023, published “Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infections in German Horses.”

This study aims to gain further knowledge on Lyme borreliosis in horses because data in this field is limited. The study takes samples from horses suspected of having Lyme borreliosis and healthy horses and testing for antibodies. Results showed that 23% of suspected horses and 17% of healthy horses were positive for Borrelia burgorferi sensu lato infection.

 


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