National Tick Awareness Month
March is National Tick Awareness Month (NTAM), a client-education initiative introduced in 2016 by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in partnership with Merck Animal Health.
Thanks to the enthusiastic response of the Canadian veterinary community to the campaign, a growing number of pet owners across the country are now aware of the risk of exposure to ticks in early spring, and are taking measures to protect their pets and their families against these parasites and the diseases they can carry.
The veterinary community may not be able stop tick expansion, but there's still a great deal we can do to help change public perceptions and behaviours when it comes to tick control.
Take a look at some of the campaign materials from the past campaigns.
National Tick Awareness Month Webinar Available to View Until March 1, 2018
The National Tick Awareness Month launch webinar with Dr. Scott Stevenson, BMSc, MSc, DVM and Dr. Robbin Lindsay, BSc, MSc, PhD is archived until Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. It focuses on ticks and tick-borne disease prevention strategies as well as surveillance updates across Canada. Veterinarians and clinic team members are able to re-watch or view it for the first time! Sign up to view the 2017 National Tick Awareness Month webinar here.
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