Table 1

Population data, PCR and A. platys serological results for each Aboriginal community
Population PCR Serology
Aboriginal community Dogs sampled Age (puppy / juvenile / adult) Gender (M/F) Mycoplasma haemocanis Ca. Mycoplasma haematoparvum’ Anaplasma platys Babesia vogeli Anaplasma platys
Ti Tree§: 22 1/5/16 13/9 14 (63.6%)* 7 (31.8 %)* 8 (36.4%) 4 (18.2 %) 5 (23.8%)
Nturiya 11 0/3/8 8/3 5 (45.5%) 3 (27.3%) 4 (36.4%) 1 (9.1%) 1 (9.1%)
Pmara 11 1/2/8 5/6 9 (81.8%) 4 (36.4%) 4 (36.4%) 3 (27.3%) 4 (40.0%)#
Tiwi Islands 3 0/1/2 1/2 1 (33.3%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 3 (100%) 1 (33.3%)
Goodooga 5 1/0/4 2/3 1 (20.0%) 1 (20.0%) 2 (40.0%) 3 (60.0%) 0 (0%)
Bidyadanga 9 5/1/3 4/5 1 (11.1%) 0 (0%) 7 (77.8%) 7 (77.8%) 3 (33.3%)
Total 39 7/7/25 20/19 17 (43.6%) 8 (20.5%) 20 (51.3%) 17 (43.6%) 9 (23.7%)

The number (and percentages, in parentheses) of dogs infected with each haemoparasite is recorded.

§ The Ti Tree results are the sum of those from Nturiya and Pmara.

*Six dogs were co-infected with both M. haemocanis and ‘Ca. M. haematoparvum’.

The novel haemoplasma was detected in two dogs: one from Nturiya (Ti Tree) and one from Bidyadanga.

#Data available for 10 of the 11 dogs.

Barker et al.

Barker et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:55   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-55

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