|Title||Harvested white-tailed deer as sentinel hosts for early establishing Ixodes scapularis populations and risk from vector-borne zoonoses in Southeastern Canada.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Bouchard, C, Leighton, PA, Beauchamp, G, Nguon, S, Trudel, L, Milord, F, L. Lindsay, R, Bélanger, D, N H Ogden|
|Journal||J Med Entomol|
|Keywords||deer, disease, ixodes, lyme, scapularis, spread, ticks|
Our study suggests that hunter-killed deer may be effective as sentinels for emerging areas of tick-borne anaplasmosis. They may have limited use as sentinels for early emerging I. scapularis tick populations and emerging Lyme disease risk.