DIS­EASE Ad­vances in Lyme di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment

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Q:My warm­blood mare was re­cently di­ag­nosed with Lyme dis­ease, and she also has uveitis (per­haps co­in­ci­den­tal, per­haps re­lated---who knows). It seems like treat­ments for Lyme are dif­fer­ent depend­ing on who you talk to, and I’m hav­ing trou­ble get­ting an­swers to a long list of ques­tions.

Do you rec­om­mend blood testing ev­ery six months? What type of test? Is there a vac­cine for it, is there one be­ing de­vel­oped, or is that even pos­si­ble? It’s frus­trat­ing to know my mare has a high titer but not know when she was in­fected. Did she have it when I bought her, did it de­velop years later, or was it this spring? Is it un­usual for her to have uveitis, but no other symptoms? What is the most ef­fec­tive ap­proach to treat­ment? Jen­nie Hakes Mon­ti­cello, Min­nesota

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