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TESTING

Make it routine.

Current diagnotic tests make infection identification easier and the results are immediate. In many areas of the United States, tests should become a routine part of a clinic's canine Lyme disease
protocol.

TESTING IS EASY AND FAST

One of the tests on the market detects the presence of C6 antibodies to a unique antigen on the Borrelia burgdorferi organism.

  • Antigen is expressed only during active infection
  • Not cross-reactive to antibodies from commercial Lyme vaccines
  • Helpful for dogs that have been previously vaccinated
  • Helpful for dogs whose vaccination status is unknown
  • Positive response indicates a dog is or has been infected with Borrelia burgdorferi
    Highly specific and convenient, these tests can be done in the exam room and take just 8 to 10 minutes for results. Because the test also checks for heartworm disease, it is usually done at the annual wellness exam.

CANINE RISK FACTORS


Learn the facts about how to assess risk by geography and exposure to deer ticks.


PREVENTION


Lyme Disease is largely preventable through tick control and vaccination. Get important details.


CASE STUDIES


Read about real dogs that were diagnosed with Lyme disease.