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May 18, 2019 Comments (0) General Gardening, Podcast

081 : All About Ticks and Lyme Disease with Dr. Vett Lloyd

All About Ticks and Lyme Disease with Dr. Vett Lloyd

The increase of tick populations and the risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses is a growing concern for many gardeners and lovers of the outdoors. Since knowledge is always the best first step in dealing with any problem, I thought it would make sense to talk to a scientist about ticks, so in this episode I talk to a biologist who researches ticks and Lyme disease! Dr. Vett Lloyd is a professor of Biology at Mount Allison University working on ticks and the pathogens they transmit. Have a listen and let me know what you think!

Here’s some of Dr. Lloyd’s publications if you’re in the mood for some interesting reading:

Motivations and Experiences of Canadians Seeking Treatment for Lyme Disease Outside of the Conventional Canadian Health-Care System
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2374373517736385

Combining public participatory surveillance and occupancy modelling to predict the distributional response of Ixodes scapularis to climate change.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29478885

Evidence for genetic hybridization between Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes cookei
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjz-2016-0134#.WzVlPoWDkiE

Detecting the Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia Burgdorferi, in Ticks Using Nested PCR
https://www.jove.com/video/56471/detecting-lyme-disease-spirochete-borrelia-burgdorferi-ticks-using

Lyme disease risk in dogs in New Brunswick.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27587892

Citizen Science and Community Engagement in Tick Surveillance-A Canadian Case Study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29498648

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