Presenting the latest research on canine Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis, Tick-borne Disease in Dogs is an invaluable reference for veterinarians and dog owners. As geographic ranges of ticks and their associated vector-borne patho¬gens rapidly expand in Central, Eastern and Atlantic Canada, it is imperative to understand the complex relationships surrounding the incidence of disease in dogs to inform management and prevention. The book begins with an introduction to tick types, distribution and relevance to dogs in Canada. The following chapters outline the various pathogens for Lyme disease in dogs, anaplasmosis and ehrli¬chiosis and discuss clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. This book concludes with a call to action for Canadian longitudinal studies and highlights the exciting research happening in Canada with the K9 Lifetime (Lyme) Study.
Michelle is an associate professor in small animal internal medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College (Prince Edward Island, Canada), an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, and also works as an independent medical and nutrition consultant. She has a range of clinical research interests, some of which include: infectious disease (with an emphasis on Lyme, tick-borne, and leptospirosis), antimicrobial stewardship, nutrition, and veterinary (and pet-owner) knowledge, attitudes and practices surrounding these topics.