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[UK] Ticks found on 'one third' of dogs, researchers say

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by AndyPR, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37252925
     
  2. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    I try to be quite kind to nature, even letting wasps live alongside me.

    But there are two creatures that carry an automatic death sentence in my kingdom... mosquitos and ticks.

    Grrr.
     
  3. charles shepherd

    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    Ticks, dogs and Lyme disease:

    Interesting item of veterinary research being reported on the BBC today:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37252925

    Key messages:

    1 There are ways of protecting dogs from ticks - our Labrador has a regular monthly Frontline tablet:
    http://heavy.com/pets/2015/05/best-flea-and-tick-prevention-dogs-collar-topical-frontline/

    2 Check your dog for ticks after it has been in an 'at risk' area - woodland or long grass for example

    3 Don't try to remove ticks on animals using tweezers or other do it yourself methods - use a special tick hook:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/OTOM-TICK-TWISTER-pack-2/dp/B004M5O9TW

    4 Animals can become ill following tick bites - just like humans with Lyme disease

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
     
  4. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    Just heard this on the radio.......BBC Radio 2 including brief 'interview' with someone who had Lyme.
    EDIT: they will be discussing this on the Jeremy Vine show Radio 2 sometime between 12 and 2.
     
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  5. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    It´s always depressing to contrast the matter-of-factness of the veterinary approach to Lyme (or other chronic bacterial infections) with that of doctors. I guess that´s because dogs aren´t very good at politics.
     
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