Tick-borne diseases of dogs and cats
Tick distribution, along with the pathogens they carry, is ever expanding, and therefore, it is paramount that veterinarians stay educated on the tick-borne diseases commonly seen in the United States. In this webinar, you will learn about the major tick-borne diseases of veterinary importance from Dr. Brian Herrin. Dr. Herrin will highlight the key points to understanding and controlling tick-borne diseases in your practice. The first part of the seminar will focus on identification and distribution of the known tick vector(s). The second section will cover diagnosis and treatment of the tick-borne diseases, including clinical cases to highlight key features of the disease manifestation. The seminar will conclude with helpful/practical prevention and control strategies for ticks and their pathogens alike. With ticks, tick-borne diseases, and the products used to control them changing all the time, this webinar will provide the most current information to help veterinarians better understand the diseases endemic to their region as well as across the country.
Recording from 01.03.2018
Brian Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)
Dr. Brian Herrin is a board certified veterinary parasitologist at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed both his DVM and PhD at Oklahoma State University before accepting a faculty position at Kansas State. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Herrin has been researching the use of canine serologic diagnostic tests for Lyme disease to predict the range expansion of the disease and the risk of infection to humans. While his current research focus is on the epidemiology Lyme borreliosis in humans and dogs in North America, he is always looking for new and interesting projects on ticks and tick-borne diseases. Some of his recent interests are the evaluation of diagnostic assays for tick-borne diseases and surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases from horses. Although his research focus is on ticks, Dr. Herrin enjoys working with all parasites of veterinary importance through the diagnostic service and teaching/outreach opportunities. If you come across any interesting or challenging parasite cases, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Herrin at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.