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Ticks & Infectious Diseases They Carry - FAQs

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    In a past webinar on Tick Borne Infectious Diseases, veterinary internal medicine and infectious disease expert Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt addressed some of the frequently asked questions relating to ticks and infections they carry. In this week's Specialty Mashup we learn from Dr. Breitschwerdt about:

    - His advice to veterinarians and pet owners about routine screening for tick borne illnesses like Lyme Disease and other organisms
    - What we know about the long-term effects of Lyme Disease in dogs and whether affected dogs develop life-long health problems
    - Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - a disease seen throughout North America - and its neurological manifestations including seizures, and whether seizures can be expected to resolve after successful treatment of the infection
    - Whether tick borne infectious diseases can cause reproductive problems, and whether an infected bitch can transmit the infection to her puppies
    - Whether there is a difference in response to treatment depending on the geographic location of the affected pet
    Whether commercially available tick prevention products are potentially harmful to dogs

    Running time: 15 mins

    Registration compliments of our Sponsor
  • Sponsor: AKC Canine Health Foundation
  • Presenter(s): Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM


Featured Publications


The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
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  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, 2014, Chapter 30, Pages 300-310. Authors: Linda Kidd, Edward B. Breitschwerdt Member fee: $ 7.95 - Lo...  more