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Could there be a link between seasonal canine illness and harvest mites?

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THE Animal Health Trust (AHT) has begun a pilot study to investigate a potential link between harvest mites and seasonal canine illness (SCI).

Cases of SCI are most commonly reported between August and November and occur in dogs within 24 to 72 hours of being walked in woodland. The cause of the illness is unknown, but a number of cases reported to the AHT have shown evidence of harvest mite infestation.

To help eliminate the mites as a potential …

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