Thomas J. Divers, et al., published an article in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation describing a study by which a DNA test was created and then used to successfully detect neurologic Lyme disease in an infirmed 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare.
In a recent publication of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers utilized an online questionnaire to determine which factors were associated with Lyme disease. They compared […]
Field & Stream’s “Veterinarians Issue High Tick-Borne Disease Warning for 2022” (Ken Perrotte 3.3.22) reports the prevalence of Lyme disease is expected to be higher in 2022, warning dog owners […]
Parasitology Research has published research findings on the effectiveness of the Seresto® (imidacloprid 10% + flumethrin 4.5%) dog collar in preventing transmission of both Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Effectiveness of the […]
Our companion animals get Lyme disease too. Here are several PSAs from veterinarians
in Vermont reminding pet owners to be aware of the problems pets face from Lyme disease. The Lyme Disease Association Inc. also reminds you that pets can bring unattached ticks into the home which can then bite humans.
Borrelia burgdorferi Infection and Lyme Disease in North American Horses: A Consensus Statement, was published by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). This Consensus statement provides the veterinary community with up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this clinically important animal disease. To date, equine veterinarians have relied heavily on published information on both human and canine Lyme disease in order to have a minimal understanding of Lyme disease in horses. The authors state that additional studies are needed to determine the morbidity in horses infected with B. burgdorferi and to identify the clinical signs specifically associated with Lyme disease in equines.
In a recent study conducted in central Pennsylvania, evidence of emerging pathogens, some also common to ticks, have been found in fleas. Various pathogens can be spread by ectoparasites among animal host populations in nature. Along with ticks, fleas are found to commonly infest small mammals. The role of pathogen transmission cycles for these vectors is unknown. Only the white footed mouse tested positive for the blood‐borne pathogens examined, with 47 (18.1%) positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum and ten (4.8%) positive for Babesia microti. Other pathogens included Bartonella vinsonii, B. microti, and a Rickettsia felis‐like bacterium.
From prweb.com: As warmer weather leads pets and their people outdoors, pet insurance claims from this same time last year offer an important reminder: Tick season is in full bloom. […]