The Big Ticks Project reveals tick threat where you are.
From April to September with Chris Packham , MSD Animal Health will be back raising awareness of ticks and tick borne disease with dog owners nationwide!
To understand the threat that tick pose to pets and owners in your area take a look at the UK tick map:
Conducted by MSD Animal Health and the University of Bristol, the Big Tick Project is the largest and most comprehensive study on tick species and prevalence in individual regions of the UK.1
Overall the results1 show that:
- Nearly 1 in 3 dogs in the study were infested with ticks.
- Dogs that live in both urban and rural areas are equally at risk of exposure to them and tick-borne diseases.
- Nearly 90% of ticks found were I.ricinus, a known carrier of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease in people and their pets
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