TULAREMIA is transmitted to humans by the dog tick
, wood tick and lone star tick.
The American dog tick
was collected from all three host species whereas P.
But Demma was stunned when she found only brown dog ticks
on the dogs and near the patients' houses.
In the eastern United States, the usual vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the American dog tick
, Dermacentor variabilis, while in the West the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, predominates.
Dogs get ehrlichiosis from the brown dog tick
, which passes the Ehrlichia bacteria into the bloodstream when it bites.
variabilis tick in the adult stage, commonly known as the American dog tick
, which feeds chiefly on domestic dogs (17).
Deer tick mandibles are proportionately very long; dog tick
mandibles are comparatively short.
Most common are the brown dog tick
and the American dog tick
, yet the little deer tick that carries Lyme disease gets lots of press lately.
Further evidence of the changing face of CVBD management came from Dr Filipe Dantas-Torres of the Department of Veterinary Public Health at the University of Bari, Italy, who presented data suggesting that the common Brown Dog tick
(Rhicephalus sanguineus) has the potential to be involved in the epidemiology of leishmaniosis, a disease that can prove fatal to dogs and humans.
2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) was detected in adults and nymphs, but not larvae or eggs of the American dog tick
, Dermacentor variabilis (Say).
It's a mixture of patience, determination and sensitivity about what makes the dog tick
In fact, the Lyme disease spirochete has been isolated from virtually all blood-sucking insects: deer tick, brown dog tick
, lone star tick, American dog tick
(also mentioned by Potter), black-legged tick, Western black-legged tick, dog flea, cat flea, rodent flea, bot fly, horse fly, deer fly, and at least 15 species of mosquito.