Ticks and Lyme disease: a growing threat?
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013
© 2013 MA Healthcare Ltd
Volume 18, Issue 10, pages 474–477, December 2013
How to Cite
Wright, I. and Wall, R. (2013), Ticks and Lyme disease: a growing threat?. Companion Animal, 18: 474–477. doi: 10.12968/coan.2013.18.10.474
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013
- Lyme disease;
- Disease prevention
Canine Lyme disease is a tick-borne condition caused by gram-negative spirochaetes belonging to the Borrelia burgdorferi group, and continues to cause concern to many members of the public, particularly those walking in high-risk areas. Both the prevalence of infection and incidence of disease in canines and humans appear to be increasing and this makes effective diagnosis, treatment and prevention measures vital to the veterinary practitioner. This article discusses the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease.