Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis and Dirofilaria immitis among dogs in Canada.
Originally published in the Proceedings of 55th Annual Meeting of the AAVP
(American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists), 41. Atlanta, GA, July 31-August 2, 2010.
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In Canada, the environmental suitability for Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum vectors, Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus, appears to be growing. In 1991, there was one known endemic location for I. scapularis while currently there are at least eleven. An estimated 8–12% of the 50–175 million adventitious I. scapularis ticks that enter Canada on birds are positive for B. burgdorferi.