Equine Ticks of the Americas – Biology, Habitat & Seasonality


Contact Hours

2 Hours - RACE Accredited




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

Veterinary Partner


Recorded on: 8th February 2024


Ongoing shifts in habitat, climate, and wildlife reservoir hosts have resulted in dramatic increases in tick populations throughout the western hemisphere. Tick activity also has expanded both geographically and seasonally in recent decades, putting more horses at risk of infestation. Establishment of tick species new to the Americas further threatens equine health. This module will use clinical case examples to highlight the influence of tick biology, habitat, and seasonality on equine infestation risk and subsequent health impacts, with a goal of supporting clinicians in anticipating infestation and infection in their patients and formulating diagnostic and treatment plans to manage equine tick concerns when they arise. 

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. 

Susan Little, is Regents Professor and the Krull-Ewing Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University where she is active in veterinary parasitology teaching and oversees a research program that focuses on zoonotic parasites, ticks, and tick-borne diseases. Dr. Little earned a BS in Biology from Cornell University, a DVM from Virginia Tech, and a PhD in veterinary parasitology from the University of Georgia. She is a diplomate in parasitology through the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, past-president of both the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the Companion Animal Parasite Council, and currently serves as co-Director of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology. Dr. Little is an outstanding teacher and has received two excellence in teaching awards from the national Student American Veterinary Medical Association. In 2017 Dr. Little received the Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award from the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.

Dr. Thomas J. Divers earned his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1975 and completed an internship in large animal medicine at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Divers returned to the University of Georgia for a residency in large animal internal medicine and ambulatory practice followed by 2 years as an assistant professor in the large animal medicine and ambulatory practice at the College. Dr. Divers then moved to the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years where he was an associate professor of large animal medicine and served as chief of the section of medicine at the New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. In 1990 Dr. Divers  moved to Cornell University where he is the Rudolph J. and Katharine L. Steffen Professor of Medicine in the Section of Large Animal Medicine. He is a diplomat of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  Dr. Divers retired recently but still consults on cases, conducts research projects and provides lectures to veterinarians and students. He has been the recipient of teaching awards at four universities and has received the Educator of the Year Award from both the AAEP and ACVECC. 

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