Lyme disease vector, Ixodes dammini (the northern deer tick), identified in Prince Edward Island
Cawthorn, Richard J.Horney, Barbara S.Maloney, R.
Canadian Veterinary Journal
Pathology and Microbiology
Adult ticks were found on 2 cats and a dog in the Charlottetown area between June and November 1989. The 3 ticks were identified as I. dammini. Serum samples from the 2 cats were examined for antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi; IFA titres were less than 1:32 in both cats. It is uncertain whether in the absence of wild white-tailed deer on Prince Edward Island, the ticks are able to complete their life-cycle..