Canine monocytotropic ehrlichiosis (CME) is caused by Ehrlichia canis, an obligate intracellular, pleomorphic, gram-negative bacterium. Disease transmission is via tick bites, primarily of the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). Bacteria are found within the cytoplasm of monocytes in blood and macrophages in tissue, where they appear as clusters termed morulae. Clinical ehrlichiosis in dogs can be acute, subclinical or chronic.
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Canine Monocytotropic Ehrlichiosis (CME) Sampling and Diagnostic Testing Guide. Part 1