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Ticks

Tick tock. These suckers are coming to your area, or are already likely in your backyard, literally and figuratively. The plethora of diseases these suckers carry make tick preventives necessary for all your veterinary patients. Here's an earful on ticks—including details on each tick type—to help convince your clients to protect their pets, and themselves.

Updates on ticks

Top 3 myths veterinarians believe about parasites

May 16, 2017

Sure, clients can get confused about vector transmission or a preventive’s method of action, but have you ever been fooled? Veterinary parasitologist Richard Gerhold dispels some common misconceptions. ...

Time to get ticked off about tick compliance!

Mar 28, 2017

OK, maybe that's strong language. But parasites are on pet owners' minds, and for the health of your patients and business, they should be on yours, says this multi-practice owner. ...

Bumper crop of acorns in 2015 could increase canine Lyme risk in 2017

Mar 10, 2017

Exploring the connections between white-footed mice, black-legged ticks and four-footed friends. ...

Up close and personal with 4 common ticks

Feb 01, 2017

A pictorial guide to these sickening suckers to help advise your veterinary clients. ...

Parasitic concerns: Mind the gap!

Jan 19, 2015

New research from CAPC compares veterinarians' and pet owners' concerns about various parasites. ...

Flea and tick preventive update

Mar 17, 2015

Oral product may prove easier for dog owners. ...

Detecting ticks

CAPC Tick of the Month round-up

It's time to get in tick-talk shape. ...

Tick personalities: From friendly to sinister

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. ...

Myth Buster—Ticks falling from trees

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

Parasite myth: Cats don't get ticks

No ticks on cats? Uh huh ... Now, here are the facts. ...

Veterinary parasitologists warn of high tick risk

Conditions favorable for parasite populations to thrive; year-round preventives urged. ...

Controlling and preventing ticks

Ticks: Have mouth parts, will travel

Ticks, man. There are more of them, they’re responsible for more diseases, and they’re now found in more places than ever. Question is, why? And what does Bambi have to do with it? Dr. Michael Dryden (a.k.a. “Dr. Flea”) talks ticks. ...

Feline parasite control: Cat-friendly practices and products (Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare)

In this roundtable and accompanying video interviews, experts in veterinary behavior, infectious disease, and feline practice discuss ways to improve preventive care of feline patients, including a discussion of the importance of effective parasite control and the use of flea and tick collars for cats. ...

Tick control: The next step

To keep pet owners in the know, take the next step with these tick tips. ...

Achieving effective tick control (Proceedings)

In many areas of the US, tick populations are dense, and at certain times of the year and when climatic factors are ideal, tick activity may be very high, overwhelming the ability of an acaricide to control ticks on dogs. ...

Managing fleas, ticks and vector-borne diseases (Proceedings)

Ticks are second only to mosquitoes in the number of diseases that they transmit. ...

Associated conditions

Lyme disease subverts immune system, prevents future protection

Researchers at UC Davis have found that B. burgdorferi can stop the body from remembering previous invasion and mounting an immune response if an animal is reinfected. ...

Lyme disease and tick education: What's each veterinary team member's role?

Learn how the whole team can work together to educate pet owners about ticks and Lyme disease threats to help protect pets and their owners. ...

Testing for vector-borne pathogens in dogs: The best use of diagnostic panels

Serologic and PCR panels can help identify infection—so how do you choose which panel to use? ...

What you should know about... Cytauxzoonosis

A new treatment regimen shows promise in managing cats with this serious, often fatal infection. ...

Confidently identify parasites on blood smears

Read on for tips to help you prepare a readable blood smear and identify what you see. ...

University of Florida veterinary scientists find uncommon virus in U.S. ticks

Tacaribe virus hasn't been isolated since the late 1950s in Trinidadian bats. ...

Client education

Client handout: Creating a tick-free zone in the backyard

Ticks can carry nasty diseases. Help your clients keep their backyards inhospitable by sharing these tips. ...

Two ideas for talking about ticks on social media

Looking for new ways to bring up tick preventives on your veterinary practice’s Facebook account? We’ve got posts for that. ...

Veterinary tick removal handout

Give brave pet owners this handout for tackling tick infestations on their pets at home. ...

Get ticks off your patients' backs: Posts and tweets about tick facts and figures

Use your social media network to educate veterinary clients and raise awareness about tick facts and figures with these tweets and posts. ...

Tick tips everyone should know

Keep veterinary clients (and their pets, of course!) safe from ticks and tick-borne diseases with these educational handouts. ...

Flea and tick life cycles

These handouts give your clients a better understanding of how flea and tick populations develop. ...

Arming your team

The tick control toolkit

Getting (and keeping) clients compliant with your practice's tick control recommendations will always be an uphill battle ... which is why we're here to give you a hand. (With an educational grant provided by Zoetis) ...

Sample script: Natural flea and tick repellants

Naturally clients have questions about the essential products they use for their own healthcare. Use this script to talk about natural products. ...

Sample script: Ticks in the city

Don’t be the lone star in your practice who can talk about ticks. Be a deer, er dear, and practice this sample tick talk with your veterinary team to bridge the gulf in otherwise rocky tick conversations with clients. ...

Myths vs. facts: The truth about ticks

Share these tick tips with your veterinary clients to help them keep their pets safe. ...

Boost veterinary clients' tick IQ

Offer veterinary clients this advice and they'll be tick experts in no time. ...

Tackling tick talks across the map

Veterinary clients are often in the dark about the risk ticks present for their pets. Use these tips to tackle tough tick talks, region by region. ...