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Table 4 Results of serologic testing for B. burgdorferi

From: Increased prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi infections in Bernese Mountain Dogs: a possible breed predisposition

  Bernese Mountain Dogs (n = 160) Control dogs (n = 62)
Serology* number of dogs % number of dogs % coat color
      fair dark
   positive1,2 92 58 9 15 3 6
   negative 68 42 53 85 38 15
   total 160 100 62 100 41 21
  1. * ELISA and Western blot positive
  2. 1Significant difference between Bernese Mountain Dogs and control dogs (p < 0.001).
  3. 2Significant difference between control dogs with fair and dark coat color (p < 0.03).