Creepy Ticks - What Does That Mean For Your Horse
By Carrie Griffith, DVM 2020-07-16
In the United States, ticks are ubiquitous.They are primarily active from spring to fall. Their preferred habitats are tall grasses, pastures, woods, and brushy areas. They are opportunists and not picky. They enjoy sucking the blood of mammals, birds, reptiles, and even amphibians. Ticks find their way to your horse by sensing heat, vibrations, moisture, and odors such as ammonia from sweat and carbon dioxide from breathing. Ticks cannot fly or jump.
They use a technique called &ldquo...