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

As this tick's range increases, so does the risk for American canine hepatozoonosis.
Jul 11, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

The Gulf Coast tick vector of Hepatozoon americanumAmblyomma maculatum may be called the Gulf Coast tick, but its name hasn’t stopped it from moving to interior states and the east coast. In this video Dr. Mike Dryden also shares the interesting (and a little bizarre) life cycle of Hepatozoon americanum.