Public Health Benefits of Screening Dogs for Vector-Borne Disease

May 1, 2018

From a public health perspective, testing dogs for vector-borne disease helps identify if there are infected ticks in the area.

From a public health perspective, testing dogs for vector-borne disease helps identify if there are infected ticks in the area, says Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc, MBA, MA, medical affairs marketing manager for IDEXX.

Annual testing also makes it possible for veterinarians to identify diseases, such as Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis, in its early stages and work with pet owners to determine the best treatment options for their pets.