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About Ticks

Ticks

Ticks are blood feeders with an almost worldwide distribution. Most active stages require blood as a nutritive source and, in the case of adults, for sperm or egg production. Because of the mechanical processes and salivary secretions associated with blood feeding, the tick-host parasitic interaction is complex.

Figure 1: Adult female engorged tick (SEM)

Tick-transmitted diseases are a major health issue for dogs as well as for cats. Even with preventative measures with products which are both repellent and acaricidal tick control is crucial.

   

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