Dogs In KV, Hampton Testing Positive For Lyme Disease

Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2014 14:20 PM

New Brunswick's veterinarians joining forces with researchers at Mount Allison University in Sackville to find out how prevalent lyme disease is in the province.

One of them is Dr. Elisha Dickinson-Mills of Dickinson & Baird in Hampton who says they've hosted two free lyme disease clinics to date. They tested 65 dogs in the first installment and three came back positive, the second was just held recently and they had a smaller sample with 25 dogs and three came back positive.

Dickinson-Mills says while that number seems very high, it is probably skewed somewhat in that dog-owners who suspected their pet may have had contact with ticks were likely the ones showing up.

However, she says what that does show us is that there are positive cases out there and that there's lyme disease out there.