Tag Archives: horses

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 →

More infected ticks found in Sudbury area

By Jim Moodie, The Sudbury Star, August 26th, 2015 The city is experiencing a minor rash of Lyme-carrying ticks, any one of which could cause a major rash to form on the skin of an infected person. On Tuesday, the Sudbury and District Health Unit reported two blacklegged ticks had tested positive for the Lyme disease bacteria. That brings the count Continues →

Diagnosing Lyme Neuroborreliosis in Horses is Difficult

By Courtesy University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Aug 5, 2015 Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure toBorrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The majority of exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme neuroborreliosis. Diagnosis Continues →