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In summary, grooming is probably the most important behavioral strategy used by moose against infestations of winter ticks, but moose are not nearly as efficient as deer and elk at reducing numbers of ticks by grooming (Welch et al.
Conclusions derived from a mathematical model similarly suggest that a species-rich composition of vertebrates that serve as hosts for vector ticks would decrease the prevalence of spirochete-infected ticks by diluting the effect of reservoir-competent hosts (34).
DNA was extracted from skin biopsy specimens, acute-phase serum samples, and ticks by using the QIAamp DNA Mini Kit (Qiagen, Hilden, Germany) (8).