Ticks

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

Parasitic concerns: Mind the gap!

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

Flea and tick preventive update

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

Ticks in 2015: An infographic slideshow

Is there a communication gap between veterinary professionals and pet owners when it comes to ticks? New data points to yes. ...

CAPC predicts ticks to be a menace in 2015

Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and other tick-borne diseases continue to spread; year-round parasite control urged for pets. ...

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

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. ...