WVC 92nd Annual Conference
Multiple studies of dogs, cats, and their fleas have been done around the world in recent years, and up to 80% of Ctenocephalides spp. appear to carry pathogens that can infect pets or 2-legged family members. Bartonella spp., Rickettsia felis, and the hemoplasmas are the most common, but recently other agents like Coxiella burnetii (Q fever in people) and Francisella tularensis (tularemia) have also been detected. This presentation will use clinical cases to emphasize updates on clinical management and prevention of these agents.