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- Levin, Michael L., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Veterinary microbiology 2008 v.130 no.3-4 pp. 398-402
- goats; goat diseases; ehrlichiosis; disease reservoirs; disease transmission; risk assessment; epidemiological studies; ticks; Amblyomma americanum; Ehrlichia ewingii; Ehrlichia chaffeensis; disease detection; pathogenesis; fever; hosts; Amblyomma maculatum; chronic diseases; United States
- ... Ehrlichia spp. are not currently recognized as a cause of illness in goats in the USA, but three Ehrlichia are enzootic in lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) in the eastern USA, and related bacteria in other countries cause illness in goats. We exposed naïve goats to Ehrlichia-infected Amblyomma and demonstrated that infection and clinical illness can be caused by two USA species, E. ewingii a ...