Practical tips for dealing with Ixodes scapularis and Lyme disease.
This two module series will examine the current challenges in dealing with Ixodes scapularis and Lyme disease in clinical practice. The first module will focus on the importance of client education, the use of tick prevention year-round, and vaccination in a three-pronged approach to prevent patient exposure. We will explore and dispel common myths about Ixodes scapularis, and by doing so will empower our clients to not only protect their dogs, but themselves and their families as well. The second module, which will be case-based, will navigate through the challenges of both diagnosis and treatment of clinical and non-clinical patients in practice. The goal of this series is to stimulate thought on why we recommend our current practices and provide take home messages that can be implemented immediately in your practice.