the low seroprevalence of tick-transmitted agents of disease in dogs from southern ontario and quebec.infectious diseases caused by pathogens transmitted by ticks and other insect vectors are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in both dogs and humans throughout north america. the purpose of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of selected vector-transmitted pathogens in southern ontario and quebec. samples submitted to the vector borne disease diagnostic laboratory (vbddl) at the north carolina state university college of veterinary medicine were evaluated for antibodies to ...200617217089
harvested white-tailed deer as sentinel hosts for early establishing ixodes scapularis populations and risk from vector-borne zoonoses in southeastern canada.due to recent establishment of the blacklegged tick, ixodes scapularis say, in southeastern canada, tick-borne zoonoses (lyme disease, human granulocytotropic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis) are of growing concern for public health. using white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus) culled in southwestern quebec during 2007-2008, we investigated whether hunter-killed deer could act as sentinels for early establishing tick populations and for tick-borne pathogens. accounting for environmental charact ...201323540128
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