Expert parasitology tips

CAPC Tick of the Month: Western blacklegged ticks

Sep 18, 2014

Think that because summer is over you can stop worrying about ticks? Dr. Mike Dryden explains when and where you should be looking for Western blacklegged ticks.

Tick personalities: From friendly to sinister

Sep 18, 2014

You may never have considered that tick genera have personalities but Dr. Susan Little has. She may not have given them a Rorschach's inkblot test, but she does give us some insight into their personalities, which also gives us insight into what to expect in an infestation.

Tick of the Month: Spinose Ear Tick

Aug 19, 2014

Let's all hope to avoid this little fella.

CAPC urges yearly microfilariae testing in new heartworm guidelines

Aug 19, 2014

Parasitology group updates recommendations for veterinarians based on frequency of false negative antigen test results.

Companion Animal Parasite Council Forecast Map 2014—Lyme

Aug 19, 2014

The CAPC Parasite Forecast Maps track millions of data points and factors such as temperature, elevations, precipitation, and population density to predict the risk of vector-borne diseases. This update on Lyme give you the key findings.

CAPC Forecast Maps 2014 – Heartworm

Jul 17, 2014

The CAPC forecast maps show that heartworm continues to be a serious risk to U.S. dogs and cats

Tick of the Month: Gulf Coast Tick--Large and aggressive

Jul 11, 2014

As this tick's range increases, so does the risk for American canine hepatozoonosis.

Heartworm Negative? Are you sure?

Jul 11, 2014

Antigen testing can result in a false negative.

Myth Buster—Ticks falling from trees

Jul 11, 2014

Look! It's a bird, it's a plane ... no, could it be a tick?

CAPC Map App use—Talking about parasites

Jul 11, 2014

Communicate dangers and protect against vectors with this useful tool.