Tag Archives: Anaplasma

CBC News: Yarmouth horse owner spreads word about little-known tick-borne disease

Nov. 5th, 2019 A Yarmouth, N.S., horse owner wants others to know about anaplasma, a tick-borne disease that her horse, Sloane, contracted before Halloween. “If you see swollen legs on your horse, it means something, do something,” said Sarah LeBlanc, Sloane’s owner. Anaplasma causes serious fevers, loss of appetite and swollen and painful limbs. If a fever is left untreated, it can lead to Continues →

Survey of Ixodes pacificus Ticks in California Reveals a Diversity of Microorganisms and a Novel and Widespread Anaplasmataceae Species.

Sept. 16, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135828 Eshoo MW, Carolan HE, Massire C, Chou DM, Crowder CD, Rounds MA, et al. Abstract Ixodes pacificus ticks can harbor a wide range of human and animal pathogens. To survey the prevalence of tick-borne known and putative pathogens, we tested 982 individual adult and nymphal I. pacificus ticks collected throughout California between 2007 and 2009 Continues →