|Title||Risk factors associated with the carriage of Ixodes scapularis relative to other tick species in a population of pet dogs from southeastern Ontario, Canada.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||James, CA, Pearl, DL, L Lindsay, R, Peregrine AS, Jardine, CM|
|Journal||Ticks Tick Borne Dis.|
|Keywords||Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto; Canine; Epidemiology; Logistic regression; Lyme disease|
Within an emerging area for Lyme disease risk in southeastern Ontario, we identified the tick species carried by dogs; determined the prevalence of B. burgdorferi and A. phagocytophilum in I. scapularis; and examined associations between pet demographics, travel history, and geographical location and the odds of: a dog carrying I. scapularis relative to other tick species (i.e., case-case design), and a removed I. scapularis being infected with B. burgdorferi.