We are collecting ticks from horses from across the United States. We believe horses are often forgotten when it comes to talking about ticks and tick-borne diseases, and yet, horses are commonly infested and have few product options for controlling ticks. They deserve better than that!
1. Educate horse enthusiasts, horse owners, and veterinarians on the risks of ticks and tick-borne diseases to horses.
2. Describe the geographic distribution of ticks found on horses in the US.
3. Characterize the tick-borne diseases carried by ticks found on horses.