Signs and symptoms of canine tick-borne diseases
During an interview at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, Dr Brian H. Herrin reviewed warning several signs that may appear in patients with tick-borne illnesses.
In an interview at the 2021 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC), Brian H. Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), outlined multiple symptoms and signs that veterinary professionals can look out for if they suspect a patient is infected with a tick-borne illness.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Brian H. Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology): I am not trying to motivate [clients] to be scared [of tick-borne diseases] or anything, but when we are thinking about things to look for, is the dog bleeding or bruising...sometimes if their joints hurt we often refer to [this] as shifting leg lameness, where the left leg might hurt and by the time they get to the appointment it is the right front leg and [clients] swear it was the other one.