Equine Tick-Borne Diseases

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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  1. Jessica says:

    In Southern California we are low risk because of the blue belly fence lizard – baby ticks feed on their blood and they have a natural antibody to Lyme — I work with a holistic vet and many times horses with EPM also have an underlying case of Lymes to go with it. There are homeopathic nosodes which can help prevent Lyme and/or make the cases light if they do come down with it

  2. Mandy says:

    Interesting little snippet, but this is barely scratching the surface of the problem. It’s extremely important to realize that ticks are NOT the only vector for Lyme, bartonella and other vector borne infections. The symptoms list for both of thedenis way longer than you have listed here. As in humans, research by Galaxy Labs is finding that bartonella is underlying in almost every borelia case and in many instances it stands alone from borelia. The symptoms are vast and can be very difficult to treat.
    Both bartonella and borelia can be passed in itself. ANY biting insect can transmit a number of co infections at one time – including mange, and mosquitoes. Transmission can also be via infected manure spread over pasture and cross grazing with other species.

    For more information on both bartonella and Lyme in horses, have a look here. It is also very much a world wide problem. http://www.equineshivers.com/videos.html

    Galaxy Diagnostics on Facebook also is an excellent resource.

  3. Ken jones says:

    Gday, the best tick prevention I’ve found here in Australia is to add 1 teaspon of sulfa to your horses daily feed. This comes out in the sweat and stops ticks in their tracks. Even if they do bite the horse the tick dies.

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