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Anaplasmosis
by Gary Pfalzbot
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Anaplasmosis (formerly known as gall sickness) and Ehrlichiosis are two closely related tickborne diseases, caused by different germs. Although both diseases concentrate east of the Rocky Mountains, they usually occur in different areas. Ehrlichiosis, or human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), is found mainly in the mid-Atlantic, southeastern, and south central states. Anaplasmosis (formerly called human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, or HGE) occurs more often in the Northeast and upper Midwest.1 (NIH)

Based upon research, anaplasmosis largely affects the ruminant industry, cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo, etc., but care must be taken since many tick-borne infectious diseases can affect humans as well. Below you will find various links that further describe and outline anaplasmosis; impact, clinical symptoms and treatment. I have also included a case study by Loren Brown, which provides practical, hands on treatment for anaplasmosis pertinent to goats.

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About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the web master of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.

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