Consensus statement on ehrlichial disease of small animals from the infectious disease study group of the ACVIM. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

J Vet Intern Med. 2002 May-Jun;16(3):309-15. doi: 10.1892/0891-6640(2002)016<0309:csoedo>;2.


Within the past several decades, the number of Ehrlichia spp. recognized to infect cats, dogs, and human beings has expanded substantially. The recent application of advanced techniques in molecular biology has changed how ehrlichiosis is diagnosed and has provided new tools for the assessment of treatment. As these techniques are applied, the numerous questions that relate to the management of dogs and cats with ehrlichiosis ultimately will be answered. We hope this consensus statement will assist veterinarians in the management of their patients.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cat Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy
  • Cat Diseases / microbiology*
  • Cats
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy
  • Dog Diseases / microbiology*
  • Dogs
  • Ehrlichia / isolation & purification
  • Ehrlichia / pathogenicity*
  • Ehrlichiosis / diagnosis
  • Ehrlichiosis / drug therapy
  • Ehrlichiosis / veterinary*
  • Geography
  • Prognosis
  • Serologic Tests
  • Ticks


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents