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Risk of tick infestation in dogs ‘far higher than previously thought’

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THE findings of a study on the prevalence of ticks attaching to dogs in Great Britain could have ‘serious implications’ for the incidence of tickborne disease, according to researchers from Bristol university's Veterinary Parasitology Group.

In a paper published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology, the researchers describe how a total of 3534 dogs were examined for ticks at 173 veterinary practices across Great Britain between March and October 2009; 810 dogs were found to be …

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