Parasitology

Parasitology

Tick Treatment

Identifying Ticks

Defining characteristics: 8 legs, legs typically curve, unusual to see a large infestation (as with mites), large ‘drilling’ mouth piece

What does the presence of ticks tell us about the patient?

  • Ticks are not uncommon on wildlife. But could be secondary to something else.
  • If the animal is neuro the presence of the tick could be a helpful clue to diagnosis.

Treatment

  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn by staff.
  • Manual removal of ticks.

If suspicious symptoms occur, more testing may be needed.