DISEASE Advances in Lyme diagnosis and treatment
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