EquiManagement published the Disease Du Jour podcast, “Ep. 126: Lyme Disease with Dr. Toby Pinn-Woodcock.” In this podcast, Dr. Pinn-Woodcock, DVM, DACVIM, provides a broad overview of Lyme disease in equines.
Forbes (Bauhaus, J.M.) 12.01.2023, published “Doxycycline For Dogs: Safe Dosages And Uses.” This article covers the use of doxycycline in treating various infections and conditions in dogs, including Lyme disease, heartworms, respiratory infections, dental issues, and more. Doxycycline, an antibiotic with broad-spectrum properties, inhibits bacterial growth and is often prescribed by veterinarians. It’s available in different forms, like tablets, liquids, and gels.
The Pathogens Journal (Bush J. C., et al.) 07.18.2023, published “Viability and Desiccation Resistance of Bartonella henselae in Biological and Non-Biological Fluids: Evidence for Pathogen Environmental Stability.” The aim of this study is to understand Bartonella henselae‘s ability to survive in various fluids outside its host, which could potentially lead to infections in both animals and humans through environmental exposure. The researchers tested feline whole blood, serum, and urine, as well as bovine milk and physiologic saline (to simulate coastal marine conditions).
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.