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Table 1 Summary of vector-borne disease serological test results for canine patients admitted to a high volume spay and neuter practice in the South Central region of Texas over 2014–2019

From: Serological prevalence of six vector-borne pathogens in dogs presented for elective ovariohysterectomy or castration in the South central region of Texas

Categories Number (%) of positive dogs via SNAP tests by year Total
Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019  
An aba 2 (3.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (6.5) 5 (4.9) 5 (3.8) 18 (4.3)
Bb aba 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.2)
Eh aba 7 (13.0) 0 (0) 2 (9.1) 11 (11.8) 6 (5.8) 9 (6.8) 35 (8.4)
Di aga 5 (9.3) 3 (21.4) 3 (13.6) 8 (8.6) 12 (11.7) 18 (13.6) 49 (11.7)
Total test-positive dogsb 11 (20.4) 3 (21.4) 4 (18.2) 20 (21.5) 19 (18.4) 28 (21.2) 85 (20.3)
Total test-negative dogsc 43 (79.6) 11 (78.6) 18 (81.8) 73 (78.5) 84 (81.6) 104 (78.8) 333 (79.7)
Total dogs tested 54 14 22 93 103 132 418
  1. aAn ab, anti-Anaplasma phagocytophilum and/or Anaplasma platys antibodies; Bb ab, anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies; Eh ab, anti-Ehrlichia canis and/or Ehrlichia ewingii antibodies; Di ag, Dirofilaria immitis antigen
  2. bNumber of positive dogs by any of the four SNAP test results
  3. cNumber of negative dogs by all four SNAP test results