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One Step Closer to Lyme Disease Vaccine

By   /  May 18, 2020  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on One Step Closer to Lyme Disease Vaccine

Thanks to Josh Babcock, College of Veterinary Medicine,Washington State University for this article. Researchers have discovered the reason that Lyme disease can cause persistent arthritis. It’s a “shield” that protects our antibodies from attacking and destroying the part of the bacterium that causes arthritis. Troy Bankhead, associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, […]

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Symptoms and Treatment of Tick Related Diseases

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Since most of our readers spend a lot of time in tick habitat, we’re sharing these symptoms of the most common tick-borne illnesses. If you do get infected, getting treatment early is important, so we hope this helps keep you all safe. (And if you want to know how to prevent tick bites, check out […]

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How to Remove a Tick and Prevent Bites

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  Consider This  /  2 Comments

Tick season is on the way. As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, the American Academy of Dermatology says, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever are among the most serious. “Although most ticks do not carry disease, it’s important […]

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New Vaccine May Control Cattle Ticks

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Livestock  /  3 Comments

This story comes to us from the USDA Agriculture Research Service’s AgResearch Magazine by ARS’s Sandra Avant. The economic impact of cattle fever ticks, including the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, was so severe in the late 1800s that the U.S. Department of Agriculture started an eradication program in the early 1900s to […]

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Once Bitten

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Lyme disease – It’s a scary thing! Here’s a cautionary tale from the Grass Whisperer about his tick encounter, along with information about how ticks manage to dig themselves in, and how quickly you need to remove ticks to reduce your chances of getting diseases from them. You’ll also find out if it works to trade grazing information to cover your tick health care costs.

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