Facts and Fallacies of Lyme Disease in Horses

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Lyme disease (borreliosis) is caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is spread to some mammals via the bite of specific hard-bodied ticks. Here we'll review the key advances that have been made over the past 10 years and whether equine borreliosis is a real threat to horses or if, as some researchers contest, Lyme disease poses no threat to horses at all.

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