Prevention And Treatment.
This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. From this, the researchers cal...
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Prevention And Treatment.
This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. From this, the researchers
calculate that the expected prevalence of infected ticks on dogs is 0.5% or 481 infected ticks per
100,000 dogs. And they say this suggests that the prevalence of this Borrelia infection in the UK tick
population is considerably higher than previously thought, if you assume that the infection rate in
dogs is a fair reflection of how many humans are likely to be infected. People who develop a rash or
other symptoms after a tick bite should consult their GP.
Although we especially recommend topical prevention if your pet will be visiting hot-spot Lyme
areas, topical prevention is important even if your pet lives in an urban area such as Minneapolis or
St. Paul because one of the highly infective tick stages (the nymph stage) typically feeds on rodents
and small mammals and these can live anywhere. We have a highly effective Lyme vaccine that can
be given to pets 9 weeks and older.
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Unfortunately, some of the symptoms of Lyme Disease are similar to those of Swine Flu, but the
characteristic rash should help to confirm a diagnosis. Symptoms can vary from patient to patient
and sometimes there are no symptoms at all. If you suspect that you have been bitten by a tick and
you have the symptoms described above, see your GP or call NHS Direct. Lyme disease can affect
individual pets differently.
In addition, a vaccination for Lyme disease is available for dogs; however, there is some controversy
around the subject and some vets do not feel it is effective enough to be worthwhile. It is important
to know that only about five percent of dogs bitten by ticks will develop the disease. According to
Cornell University's Baker Institute for Animal Health, common Lyme disease symptoms in dogs are
primarily severe or moderately acute arthritis.
To prevent Lyme disease, we horse owners are supposed to use insect repellants that contain
Permethrin or Pyrethrin. Keeping horses out of tall grass when riding and keeping pastures mowed
helps reduce the likelihood that ticks will get on the horse. We should also carefully groom to check
for ticks so they can be removed as soon as possible but this is easier said than done since deer ticks
that carry Lyme are small and may be very difficult to see. Suffering from Lyme disease is painful.
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