Tick of the Month: Lone Star tick on the move

The Lone Star tick is expanding its range and the risk for vector-borne diseases.
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May 18, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

Welcome to the first Tick of the Month, a new video series from The Companion Animal Parasite Council. Way back in BC days, Aristotle described ticks as a “disgusting parasitic animal,” and that still holds true thousands of years later! Amblyomma americium, the Lone Star tick, is a particularly menacing character. In this video, parasitologist Susan Little, DVM, PhD, DECVP, shares its unique personality, habits and risks. Find out if it’s coming your way!