The American dog tick
appears to be abundant in western Nebraska as it parasitized a large percentage of hosts in this study.
He notes that it raises the question of how the bacterium gets into brown dog ticks
in the first place.
The brown dog tick
is known to sometimes carry a parasite of the red blood cells called Babesia cans, and the American dog tick
can carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.
conorii peaks in the warmer months of July and August because of a heat-mediated increase in the aggressiveness and, therefore propensity to bite humans, of the brown dog tick
Most common are the brown dog tick
and the American dog tick
, yet the tiny deer tick that causes Lyme disease is getting lots of press lately.
Two common types of ticks found in Kentucky are the American dog tick
and the lone star tick.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever: This illness is transmitted by several types of ticks, including the wood tick and American dog tick
To the Editor: Rickettsia conorii, the etiologic agent of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), is transmitted to humans by the brown dog tick
Immediate and persistent tick killing activity for 12 weeks (Ixodes scapularis - black-legged tick, Dermacentor variabilis - American dog tick
, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus - brown dog tick
Beyond health risks, certain ticks, such as the brown dog tick
, can result in severe property infestations that prove difficult to remove.
Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel), today announced that NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) Chewables, the first and only soft, beef-flavored chew for dogs that kills fleas and the American dog tick
(Dermacentor variabilis), is now FDA-approved to kill two additional species of ticks - the black-legged (deer) tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum).
Its distribution areas probably overlap with those of MSF because the 2 infections share the same vector, the dog tick
(Rhipicephalus sanguineus) (9).