LONE STAR TICKS: AN EXPANDING THREAT TO
PETS AND HUMANSThis program is a live continuing education presentation targeted toward a veterinary technician audience. As such, it is a part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Vet Tech Champions (TC) program. The goal of the TC program is to empower veterinary technicians in speaking to dog owners specifically about the lone star tick. By pairing technical information on the disease state with communication tools and techniques, veterinary technicians will leave this presentation feeling empowered to educate pet owners on how to keep dogs safe from tick-borne diseases.
Learn the health risks associated with lone star ticks, which transmit more pathogens to dogs and people combined than any other US tick.
Recognize how the geographic expansion of these ticks puts more dogs and owners at risk.
Understand why year-round tick protection is necessary.
All TC programs are approved for 1 hour of RACE Continuing Education
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