24 May 2012

The American Veterinary Medical Association http://www.avma.org/ has compiled a document which discusses many diseases affecting hunters and their dogs. A number of tick-borne disease are included such as Lyme, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, RMSF, Q fever, tularemia   link to PDF

09 August 2009

The following link leads to IDEXX Laboratories, which provides a vast amount of information on Lyme disease in dogs, including maps showing distribution of canine Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis. 

IDEXX Brochure on Ticks and Mosquitoes

Visit their website at www.dogsandticks.com

09 August 2009

Photo_2007_001.jpg (39875 bytes)Pat Smith, President, LDA, with Dr. Matt Eberts, DVM, Lakeland Veterinary Hospital, Baxter Minnesota. Ms. Smith attended Dr. Eberts’s presentation on Tick-Borne Infections: The Basics at NAVC (North American Veterinary Conference) in Orlando, Florida, January 15, 2007. Dr. Eberts spoke about Lyme disease and the unexpected rise in cases of anaplasmosis in dogs in his Minnesota-based practice. Anaplasmosis is a Lyme disease co-infection carried by the same ticks that carry Lyme and can infect both people and pets, including dogs, cats and horses. Dogs are sentinels for Lyme disease and are 50 to 100 times more likely to be diagnosed with Lyme disease than their owners. When canine Lyme disease incidence is on the rise, human case numbers generally follow since people share the same space and activities as their pets.

09 August 2009

• Dogs, cats, horses & cows can contract Lyme & other tick-borne diseases & can be tested. • Dogs act as sentinels for Lyme disease.  The disease is often recognized in dogs before it’s recognized in humans. • Dogs are 50% more likely to get Lyme disease than people. • Lyme disease symptoms in dogs: Lameness, fever, lethargy, swollen joints, enlarged lymph nodes & loss of appetite.

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09 August 2009

Online News

As many as 20% of adult horses in certain areas of the United States are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete (a type of spiral-shaped bacterium) that causes Lyme disease, according to Cornell University researcher and clinician Tom Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM. Horses are infected through Ixodes tick bites. Divers said that many horses in endemic areas are, or have been, infected, which is evidenced by the fact that 75% of horses in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states already have antibodies against the organism.

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Above used with permission from

ACVIM 2006: Lyme Disease Update 
by: Kim A. Sprayberry, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM 
September 2006 Article # 7644 

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