PCR for detection of tick-borne Anaplasma phagocytophilum pathogens: a review

https://doi.org/10.17221/4278-VETMEDCitation:Adamiak Z., Pomianowski A., Kwiatkowska M., Majchrowski A., Matyjasik H., Holak P. (2011):   PCR for detection of tick-borne Anaplasma phagocytophilum pathogens: a review. Veterinarni Medicina, 56: 577-580.
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This article describes the procedure of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt implantation in an English bulldog with laparoscopy-assisted placement of the peritoneal catheter in the abdominal cavity. Prior to surgery, the patient was subjected to physical and neurological examinations involving a complete blood count (CBC), biochemistry profiling, EEG and MRI. This case report also describes the patient’s pharmacological treatment before the procedure, the applied surgical technique and the benefits of the laparoscopy-assisted approach.  
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