Tick Paralysis in a Snowshoe Hare by Ixodes pacificus Ticks in British Columbia, Canada

TitleTick Paralysis in a Snowshoe Hare by Ixodes pacificus Ticks in British Columbia, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsScott, JD, Scott, CM, Anderson, JF
JournalJournal of Veterinary Science & Medicine
Volume2
Issue2
ISSN2325-4645
Abstract

We provide the first reported case of tick paralysis in a wildlife animal caused by the western blacklegged tick, Ixodes pacificus Cooley & Kohls. Medical practitioners and wildlife rehabilitators are advised to consider tick paralysis in their differential diagnosis when people, livestock, companion animals, and wildlife animals present with acute ascending motor deficits after exposure in grassy and wooded areas.

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