271. Bartonellosis in Dogs and Cats: Epidemiology and Clinical Decision Making

Bartonella infection is becoming an increasingly recognized vector-borne disease in companion animals, but the clinical manifestations, diagnostic tools, and treatment options can be confusing. This session will summarize updated evidence on the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of bartonellosis, diagnostic testing options for Bartonella infection, and treatment recommendations for bartonellosis in dogs and cats.

Erin Lashnits


University of Wisconsin | Madison, Wis.

Dr. Lashnits is a clinical assistant professor in small animal internal medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her master's in biology from Stanford University, DVM from Cornell University, and Ph.D. in comparative biomedical sciences from North Carolina State University. After completing an internship at a private practice in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Lashnits spent several years in small animal GP/ER while simultaneously teaching high school chemistry. She later finished her internal medicine residency through the clinician investigator program at North Carolina State. Her broad research interests are in infectious disease epidemiology in a One Health context—particularly zoonotic and vector borne diseases—and infectious diseases that impact underserved veterinary populations. Her current studies include characterization of the flea microbiome and flea-borne diseases in free-roaming cats, as well as investigating Bartonella transmission and Babesia prevalence in the Midwest.


Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.
CE Credits
1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credit  |  No certificate available
2 Questions