Tip: Make a tick snowglobe

October 11, 2019

Make the worlds most creepy snow globe, courtesy of this veterinary parasitologists tick education idea.

No ticks were harmed in the making of this photo. (tomertu/stock.adobe.com)

If you're more of a Howl-o-ween-on-Christmas-type of veterinarian, we've got a gift for you.

Do you grab ticks, put 'em in ethanol and show 'em off to veterinary clients that way?

As someone who thinks about parasites a lot, Brian Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (parasitology), assistant professor at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, told dvm360 reporters at Tick Camp, a recent educational event sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, that you should shake things up with your tick education-literally.

Collect those ticks, but why not add in some hand sanitizer and glitter and make your reception area a cool “tick snow globe” for clients to shake?

The snow in this thing won't make the holiday season more festive, but it might encourage compliance with your parasite preventive recommendations.

(P.S. If you try this, do us a solid and email us a picture at firstline@mmhgroup.com.)