Special report: The increasing risk of Lyme disease in Canada.

Bouchard, C., Leonard, E., Koffi, J.K., Pelcat, Y., Peregrine, A.S., Chilton, N., Rochon, K., Lysyk, T.J., Lindsay, L.R., and Ogden, N. (2015). "Special report: The increasing risk of Lyme disease in Canada.", Canadian Veterinary Journal, 56(7), pp. 693-699.

Abstract

There is an increasing risk of Lyme disease in Canada due to range expansion of the tick vector, Ixodes scapularis. The objectives of this article are to i) raise public awareness with the help of veterinarians on the emerging and expanding risk of Lyme disease across Canada, ii) review the key clinical features of Lyme disease in dogs, and iii) provide recommendations for veterinarians on the management of Lyme disease in dogs.

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