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Brian H. Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), explained how acaricidal treatments can help prevent tick-borne diseases at your practice.
In an interview at the Fetch dvm360® Kansas City Conference, Brian H. Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), emphasized the importance of using preventatives like acaricidal treatments in order to prevent ticks and tick-borne diseases from harming your patients.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Brian H. Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology): I often say that [the veterinary] protection scheme for ticks and tick-borne diseases is a pyramid and we are going to educate our clients about the ticks and tick-borne disease in our area and [instill to owners] that if you see a tick, remove a tick; you have to get rid of them. We have to stack that up with having good treatments, and what we are trying to do there is kill those ticks before than can transmit pathogens.