My horse tested positive for Lyme and anaplasmosis from a simple IDEXX test performed by my local vet last fall. It’s hard to say whether he was symptomatic as he was definitely more sensitive and hot, but nothing I could conclusively say was caused by Lyme. However, I had removed many deer ticks over the summer so finally tested in the fall.
We treated with 30 days of doxy. Horse maybe seemed a little happier in his body – less body sore and sensitive.
Several months later and I have already found two deer ticks attached. I own my own property. We keep the fields properly mowed, but I think the deer actually prefer our lovely mowed pastures. I rarely ever found ticks on horses on this property, but within the last 3 years, the numbers are crazy.
My local farm vet probably won’t pull a titer for me. However, assuming that I trailer to a clinic for a titer, can anyone provide some info on what I can expect for a protocol for treating Lyme with repeated exposures?
Also, I am going to start treating with equi-spot, but I welcome any other ideas for repellants. If there are any suggestions for treating fields, I welcome those as well. I have not found any good ideas in my google searches.