Overview Of Lyme Disease In Dogs

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    Overview of Lyme Disease in Dogs
    Steven A. Levy, VMD, Veterinary Clinical & Consulting Services, LLC, Durham, Connecticut

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    Canine Lyme disease is most commonly diagnosed as a limb or joint abnormality (ie, Lyme arthritis), a less common but often fatal kidney failure syndrome, a rare cardiac form, or an also rare neurologic abnormality. The disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and vectored by Ixodes scapularis in the eastern half of the United States and I pacificus on the west coast.

    Canine Lyme arthritis patients present with lameness, fever, swollen joints (often carpus or tarsus), a reluctance to move, and inappetence.1

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