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Lyme disease: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
Are you worried about Lyme Disease?
Thursday 20 September 2012
The Stark County Health Department has issued a warning of Lyme disease carried by ticks.
For more information, go to http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=607335
Lyme disease can be found in humans as well as horses. The disease is spread by the black legged tick and found most commonly in the North East and Upper Midwest of the US.
Treatments are difficult for Lyme disease because it is very hard to identify. The symptoms are not unique to this one disease so are often diagnosed as over illnesses. One disease that shows similar symptoms is Parkinson’s. It doesn’t even always show up in blood tests
However, when the diagnosis of Lyme disease has been confirmed, antibiotics would be prescribed by your vet. This course of antibiotics may run for around 30 days however it is dependent on the stage of the disease.
Even once the disease is cured; it can leave long lasting affects on the horse.
No vaccination currently exists for Lyme disease in horses; however here are some tips to help:
Lyme disease is not very well known about at the moment, therefore information is limited. Each vet you talk to may give you different details and opinions. More research is needed.
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