Equine Tick Control – Challenges & Opportunities


Contact Hours

2 Hours - RACE Accredited




Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Veterinary Partner


Recorded on: 6th March 2024


Tick borne diseases in horses are preventable by taking steps to control tick infestations. Integrated tick management is the concept, as no one intervention is best for controlling ticks:  Using many tactics in parallel, including chemical treatments, pasture management, diligent grooming, and others reduce the chances of getting ticks, ticks going unnoticed and horses developing tick-borne disease.

This module will consist of an interactive presentation followed by extensive case-discussions presented by both the speaker and discussant with ample opportunity for attending veterinarians to ask questions and contribute to the discussion

For the past 6.5 years, Denise Bonilla has served as the USDA APHIS Strategy and Policy, National Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Coordinator and a Veterinary Services Entomologist in Fort Collins, Colorado. She holds a M.S. In Environmental Science and Policy Management from University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in Biology from Georgia Southern University, and a B.S. in Entomology from the University of Florida. Her background is in Medical and Veterinary Entomology. She has worked with lice, mosquitoes, bed bugs, and specializes in ticks and tick-borne disease ecology. She is also a Veterinary Services subject matter expert for Cattle Fever Ticks, New World Screwworm, and the Asian longhorned tick.

José Reck holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). He has also completed master's and doctoral degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology at UFRGS, focusing on ticks and tick-borne diseases. Since 2011, he has been a researcher at the Parasitology Laboratory of the Instituto de Pesquisas Veterinárias Desidério Finamor (IPVDF), which serves as the reference laboratory for the State Department of Agriculture of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He is actively involved in diagnostic and research activities related to parasitic diseases in animals. Dr. Reck has coordinated research projects approved by funding agencies and private companies, with a particular emphasis on the eco-epidemiology of ticks and vector-borne diseases. He is a member of the Working Group on Tick Control and Acaricide Resistance of the "Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária (CBPV)". As a professor at the Graduate School in Animal Health of IPVDF, he has supervised several master's dissertations. 

Sally DeNotta is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from the rural Oregon coast, she spent time in private practice in Oregon and Colorado before completing an internal medicine residency and PhD at Cornell University. 

She joined the UF faculty in 2018, where her clinical interests include equine infectious disease and clinical neurology. When not in the hospital, she is the UF equine veterinary extension specialist, acting as the liaison between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida horse industry. 

She also currently serves as the Chair of the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee.

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