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Table 2 Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum DNA and antibodies in blood samples taken from dogs in Groups 1–6 prior to tick infestation (Day 0) and weekly thereafter up to 63 days post-tick infestation

From: Transmission of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Foggie, 1949) by Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758) ticks feeding on dogs and artificial membranes

Group Dog ID Day (PCR/ SNAP® 4Dx® Plus)
0 7 14 21 28 35 42 49 56 63
1 216, 83, 184 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
2 121, 230, 513 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
3 863, 222, 075 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
4 833, 376, 851 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
5 895, 206, 226 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
6 495 −/− −/− −/− +/− +/− +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+
835 −/− +/− +/− +/− +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+
859 −/− −/− +/− +/− +/− +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+ +/+
  1. Key: −, no DNA or antibodies detected; +, DNA or antibodies detected