The TICK-L Links Page

This page lists some Web sites which may be of interest. Listing a site here does not imply endorsement of its contents. Statements and opinions found on these sites are at the sole responsibility of their site owners.

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Tick disease FAQs and related material

Jasper's Canine Tick-borne Disease Information page, by Anne McGuire

Canine Tick-borne Disease FAQ page, by Pam Barbe

Canine Tick-borne Disease Information page, by Gil. Ash

Tick-borne Disease Ecology and Control (Freehold Township, N.J.)

Units of measurement (for calculating dosages)

Diagnostic laboratories for tick-borne diseases

Rickettsial Diseases

Ehrlichiosis - a silent and deadly killer (Jan Hendricks & Bob Wilson)

The Hawk's Nest: Ehrlichia update

The Hawk's Nest: How Ehrlichia affects your dog

Ehrlichiosis (Oklahoma State University)

Ehrlichiosis Fact Sheet (Iowa State University)

Ehrlichiosis (University of Wisconsin)

Ocular histopathology of Ehrlichial Infections in the Dog

Ehrlichia-infected ticks on migrating birds

The Ehrlichia Home Page (University of California, Davis)

An Overview of Canine Ehrlichiosis (University of Georgia)

Molecular, Cellular and Environmental Rickettsiology (Ohio State University)

New Taxonomy of the family Anaplasmataceae (Ohio State University)

Tick-borne Ehrlichiae and Rickettsiae of Dogs (IVIS, members only)

Detection of Neorickettsia risticii in freshwater stream snails

Molecular Analysis of Neorickettsia risticii in Adult Aquatic Insects in Pennsylvania, in Horses Infected by Ingestion of Insects, and Isolated in Cell Culture

Neorickettsia risticii is vertically transmitted in the trematode Acanthatrium oregonense and horizontally transmitted to bats (Abstract)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs (University of Georgia)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Fact Sheet (Iowa State University)

Lyme Disease

Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs (R. K. Straubinger, D.V.M., IVIS)

Lyme Disease in Dogs (T. J. Dunn, Jr., D.V.M., Perry Animal Clinic)

Lyme Quantitative C6 Antibody Test (IDEXX Laboratories)

Vector Interactions and Molecular Adaptations of Lyme Disease and Relapsing Fever Spirochetes Associated with Transmission by Ticks (CDC)

Investigating the Role of White-footed Mice in the Transmission of Lyme Disease on Fire Island, New York

Dr. Willy Burgdorfer on "The Complexity of Vector-borne Spirochetes (Borrelia spp)"

The following Web sites offer perspectives on various aspects of Lyme Disease primarily in human patients. This is an area of lively controversy. An effort has been made to include a range of differing points of view within the medical profession.

Lyme Disease: eMedicine overview article by John Meyerhoff, M.D.

Learn About Lyme Disease (CDC) (with many subheadings and links)

National Lyme Disease Foundation

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Reports on Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease: Questionable Diagnosis and Treatment (Quackwatch)

American College of Physicians: Lyme Disease Initiative

American College of Physicians: New evidence to relieve fears about Lyme Disease (2002)

Lyme Disease FAQ sheet from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, from the IDSA

Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease (Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., M.D., 2000)

Diagnostic hints and treatment guidelines for Lyme and other tick borne illnesses (ILADS, Burrascano, 2005, PDF)

Lyme Disease: A Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemma (Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., M.D., 1993, presentation to a Senate oversight committee)


An overview of canine babesiosis (University of Georgia)

Babesiosis in Greyhounds (Lynda Adame)

Babesiosis (comprehensive article in DVM magazine)


Bartonellosis: veterinary and human implications (Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM)

Haemobartonellosis in dogs (Drs. Foster & Smith)

Tick Biology, Identification etc.

A comprehensive key to tick identification (University of Lincoln, UK)

Tick Research Laboratory (University of Rhode Island)

Tick Research Laboratory (Texas A&M University)

Tick-borne Disease Research Laboratory (State University of New York at Stony Brook)

Ticks and tick-borne diseases in Texas

The Brown Dog Tick (University of Florida)

Tick Biology (University of California, Davis)

The Acarology site at Ohio State University has tick information, guidelines for tick removal, and several good links. Their paper on tick removal instruments explains in detail how a tick attaches, including a tick bite video. The video is graphic and informative, but the file size is 23 MB, so unless you have a high speed connection it will take a long time to download.

General Veterinary Reference Material

Merck Veterinary Manual, online