Develop a Defensive Strategy
Since at this time there are no vaccines labeled for use in horses for tick-borne diseases, protecting your horses from ticks is your best (and only) defense.
One of the first things you should know is that ticks are not just warm weather creatures. These horrid creatures can even survive in winter.
There is even one species called the “winter tick” that is only on horses during the cold seasons, even during sub-zero weather, who then spends the summer away from animals.
Tick prevention and management must be set upon with a level of vigilance.
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Tick articles of interest:
Not all ticks are capable of transmitting Lyme disease to you or your horses. But why wait to see if those “tick-ing” time bombs are the “right” kind?….
If the sight of a tick makes your skin crawl—even if it’s not crawling on your skin— you’re not alone…
Spring is finally here, but that also means blood-thirsty ticks are out in full force. Beware of these different types of ticks…
Protecting horses from ticks can be challenging…
The trouble with ticks: Tick-borne diseases are among the most difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat…