Effect of A. platys and/or E. canis infections on platelet counts of dogs prior to doxycycline treatment. (a.) Uninfected controls are compared to single infections of A. platys (Group A), E. canis (Group E) or simultaneous infections of both A. platys and E. canis (Group A+E). (b.) Uninfected controls are compared to groups receiving sequential infections of A. platys followed by E. canis (Group A→E) and E. canis followed by A. platys (Group E→A), with the challenge infection at 112 days PI (dotted line). (Platelet counts shown as mean ± SEM per group).
Gaunt et al. Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:33 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-3-33