April 25, 2017

Lyme disease: Is the risk of infection increasing in Ontario?

Parasitology expert shows ways to reduce risk of infection

Kingston area and parts of Lennox & Addington are new hot spots for infected ticks as well as Prince Edward County and south and central Hastings. A local vet cites 169 reported cases of Lyme disease in pets in L&A County over the last five years.

Dr. Andrew Peregrine, clinical parasitologist, Ontario Veterinary College has truly done his homework and has a lot to teach us:

  • What types of ticks can be found on dogs and people in Ontario
  • How to identify the tick responsible for Lyme disease
  • How the risk of exposure to the organism that causes Lyme disease is changing across Ontario
  • What will likely happen in the future
  • How the disease typically presents in dogs and people
  • Strategies to reduce the risk of infection in dogs and people 

Since 1997, Dr. Andrew Peregrine has been an associate professor in clinical parasitology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph where he teaches DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) students. He worked for nine years at the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, his research interests currently include emerging parasitic infections of animals and people, and drug resistance in parasites of dogs and sheep.

 Andrew S. Peregrine, BVMS, PhD, DVM, DipEVPC, DipACVM

The event is hosted byy Lennox & Addington Stewardship Council with partners: KFLA Public Health, Ontario Woodlot Association, Limestone Chapter and Friends of Salmon River.




16 McPherson Drive, Sthrathcona Paper Centre
Napanee , ON K7R3K6
April 25, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
44° 15' 37.8144" N, 76° 58' 15.654" W