The Ontario Animal Health Network – Companion Animal has released a new infographic on Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What’s The Real Risk? It’s obviously Ontario-centric but some of the messages apply more broadly. It’s important to consider what the real risk of exposure is, and that involves thinking about things like how common Borrelia burgdorferi (the cause of Lyme disease) is in ticks in the region, the type of tick that was attached and how long it might have been attached, along with (importantly) whether any signs of disease are present. This varies regionally, and knowing what’s going on in your area is important for understanding the risk.
Click the image to download a pdf copy of the inforgraphic (8.5″x 14″).