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Old 18.04.2017, 14:31
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Re: Tick Prevention 2016 - What are you using this year?

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tick borne encephalitis
Just to add another tidbit of info that I've posted elsewhere but bears repeating in this thread:

Tick Born Encephalitis, or Frühsommer-Meningoenzephalitis (FSME) in German, is something to watch for in dogs, but don't panic right away should your pooch test positive after a tick bite.

It is estimated that something like half the dogs in Switzerland will test positive for FSME after a tick bite - but this does not necessarily mean that the dog is affected, merely that the dog's antibodies are kicking into overtime to fight off infection. The active disease is still not common in dogs.

Our long journey to diagnosing Hooligan's epilepsy started with a positive FSME test, which ultimately turned out to be a red herring.

If your dog has been bitten and is showing any symptoms, get thee to the vet sharpish and do the relevant tests. If FSME shows positive, before you hit the panic button a referral to the the Zürich Tierspital (Dr Frank Steffen is the neurologist) or another specialist hospital might be prudent.
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