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By Susan Salk on September 10, 2013
Ubiquitous news reports of Lyme disease and its affects on humans warn of dire consequences for those who ignore the bite of an insect the size of a pencil tip. Dr. Bonnie Barr, VMD, DACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, says the tiny insect can also have a weighty effect on our 1,000-pound equine friends. In a Veterinary Answers Q&A with OffTrackThorouhgbreds.com, Dr. Barr offers her perspective on the disease, providing tips for prevention, and suggestions on where to look for a tick that may be nestled into a horse’s hair. The 1997 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, […]