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Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Prevalence in Dogs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Prevalence in Dogs Positive cases of Lyme, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis in dogs have been documented in Colorado as shown in prevalence maps compiled by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), and the cases for each of these diseases have increased annually. Although dogs are at greater risk of contact with ticks based on their behavior, they frequently travel and recreate with their owners. Dogs may be both host and victim to many tick-borne diseases in Colorado, and can increase risk of exposure to ticks for their owners. There are gaps of information regarding tick species distribution, prevalence, infection rates and disease surveillance in humans within Colorado, making the CAPC data a great resource of information. Protecting pets from exposure to ticks is the...

Prevention for Pets and Livestock

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Prevention for Pets and Livestock Pets and livestock typically encounter many more ticks than people do. Because they have thick fur, ticks may take a while before biting a dog, cat or horse. If your pet comes into the house or barn before the tick is attached, ticks may latch onto you or other family members. Protecting horses (and other livestock) from ticks can be more challenging. They usually pick up ticks while grazing in overgrown pastures, next to woods, or while being ridden through tick-infested areas. Treatment for some of these debilitating illness can be very costly and difficult for both you and your animals. Prevention is key! Prevention tips: Conduct frequent tick checks on your animals: cats, dogs, horses and other livestock that can transport ticks from...