ACVIM consensus update on Lyme borreliosis in dogs and cats

J Vet Intern Med. 2018 May;32(3):887-903. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15085. Epub 2018 Mar 22.


An update of the 2006 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Consensus Statement on Lyme Disease in Dogs: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention was presented at the 2016 ACVIM Forum in Denver, CO, followed by panel and audience discussion and a drafted consensus statement distributed online to diplomates for comment. The updated consensus statement is presented below. The consensus statement aims to provide guidance on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme borreliosis in dogs and cats.

Keywords: Borrelia; C6; Osp; coinfection; glomerulonephritis; tickborne.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group
  • Cat Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy
  • Cat Diseases / microbiology*
  • Cat Diseases / prevention & control
  • Cats
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy
  • Dog Diseases / microbiology*
  • Dog Diseases / prevention & control
  • Dogs
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy
  • Lyme Disease / prevention & control
  • Lyme Disease / veterinary*
  • Tick Control
  • United States


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents