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Can Cats Get Lyme Disease?

Pet owners are often surprised that their pets are at risk of tick-borne illnesses spread by deer ticks. Lyme Disease isn't the only concern for pet owners - they also need to worry about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tick diseases. More often than not, we hear of dogs being taken to the vet for [...]

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Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed In Mississippi

ISSAQUENA COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A white-tailed deer collected on January 25, 2018, in Issaquena County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).The deer was a 4.5-year-old male that died of natural causes and was reported to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. This is the first time an animal in [...]

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Signs Of Dog Ticks

Just like humans, dogs can transmit Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases from deer and other wildlife species. Ticks are often found in the backyard where the dog plays and can be taken into the house by dogs. If your dog starts acting funny, your dog may have ticks. Here are the signs of tick disease [...]

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Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

Lyme disease can be an incredibly frustrating condition. If it's caught early, thanks to a distinctive bulls-eye rash, the tick-borne infection can be cleared up with a quick course of antibiotics. (That's assuming that the tick bite is caught and properly identified, and Lyme disease antibodies show up in an infected person's system — which [...]

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Deer Jumps On Shed To Eat

Brian Kelly captured this image of a deer after it hopped onto a shed in Allagash to reach some tasty cedar boughs on Thursday, Feb. 1. (Courtesy of Brian Kelly)See this deer? The white-tail jumped on top of a shed in Allagash, Maine to get food to eat. This is why landowners need  to build [...]

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Soil and the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

New research out of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture has made an interesting discovery that may shed light on Chronic Wasting Disease in deer. As the study shows, certain soils, such as clay, may affect the spread of the "zombie" deer disease. "The study found an association with high amounts of clay in soil [...]

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February Planning To Grow Grapes

It's time for vineyard owners to plan for the grape growing season in early spring. There are many tasks that vineyard owners must accomplish before managing grape vines including:How To Plant Grapes:Grape Growers will plant bare-root grape vines in early spring. Before planting, however, growers will need to soak the roots in water for a [...]

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What To Plant In February

Winter is a challenging time for a gardener, especially gardeners living in states dealing with frigid temperatures and frozen grounds. But, don't let the snow fool you; there are many types of plants to grow in February that can begin indoors or in greenhouses.VegetablesSome vegetables to plant in February include: tomatoes (in warmer conditions), celery, [...]

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Iowa Ban On Rescue Deer

Iowa groups that rescue and rehabilitate wildlife must turn away whitetail deer to avoid inadvertently spreading a deadly animal disease, state officials say.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources notified 90 volunteers and groups in December that the state would no longer give permits to groups that rehabilitate whitetail deer, most often fawns.The state wants to [...]

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Lone Star Ticks Do Not Spread Lyme

While ticks are responsible for the spread of Lyme Disease; not all ticks transmit the disease. In fact, up until recently, we have been pointing the finger at the Lone Star Tick for contributing to the spread of Lyme Disease. Now, we learn that Lone-Star Ticks do not have a voice in the matter. While Lone [...]

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