Anaplasmosis occurs predominantly in North America and is transmitted by Amblyomma spp and Dermacentor spp ticks.
Species which are pathogenic to mustelids include:
- Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Treatment is usually effective with broad-spectrum antimicrobials such as doxycycline.
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