As a concerned and dedicated horse owner, your constantly mindful of your horses catching Lyme disease. Lyme disease can cause a number of health complications for your companion, so knowing how to prevent your horses from getting Lyme disease, recognizing the signs and symptoms, and getting early and effective treatment, are all crucial steps to keeping your horse healthy. Ticks that attach themselves to your horse, can also affect you, the rider. They can crawl and latch on to your skin, spreading Lyme disease to both you and your horse.
Here are all the facts that you need to know in order to spot and prevent Lyme disease for our four-legged friends and their trusted owners:
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks. Ticks are small insects that feed on blood. A tick bite consists of the insect burrowing itself inside the outer layer of the skin, gaining access to its host’s blood and gaining nutrients from the blood for an extended period of time. Ticks do not jump or fly, however, they gain access to their hosts by “questing”, a process where a tick will stay on the outer edges of tall grass or trees and latch on to any mammal that happens to brush against it or pass by.
In order for a tick to transmit Lyme disease to your horse, it must be attached for 24 to 36 hours, making early detection of tick bites, vital in protecting your horse from Lyme disease. Spotting ticks on your horse can be difficult as horses have long, coarse hair and ticks often like to burrow themselves in crevices or other difficult to reach areas of the skin. Periodically checking your horse for ticks after a long ride or a graze in the pasture can be an effective way to prevent Lyme disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease:
Proper treatments of Lyme disease can be expensive making early detection of ticks and preventive measures a necessity. However, if you feel that a tick might have gotten to your horse, here are some of the signs that they could be infected with Lyme:
- Any apparent back pain or joint pain that injections or other conventional medicine does not seem to cover.
- Any aggressive or uncharacteristic behavior in a normally even-tempered or sweet horse.
- Neurological diseases such as Meningitis or Encephalitis.
- Eye problems such as Uveitis, also known as moon blindness
Prevent these possibly debilitating health complications by routinely checking your horse for ticks and investing in RK topical spray. Take care of your health and the health of your companion!
Having trouble spotting ticks? Or, just tired of the routine tick checks that are tedious and still leave you with the worry that you could have possibly missed one? If so, try RK Topical spray, the best way to keep you and your horse, Lyme free. RK topical spray is safe to use, tick spray repellent. Simply spray your horse twice a day, and any ticks that you might have missed will either die off or vacate your horse! Save the worry of possibly missing a tick, and rest easy knowing that RK Topical Spray can prevent ticks and Lyme disease for you and your horse.
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