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‘Tick pics’ aid surveillance

May 01st, 2020

The arrival of spring brings warmer weather and longer days, but also increased risk of tick bites for humans and animals. A new online program, eTick, has expanded into Saskatchewan to track ticks. It will allow University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers like Drs. Emily Jenkins (DVM, PhD) and Maarten Voordouw (PhD) to monitor ticks and inform Saskatchewan residents of potential health risks. …

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Closeup of tick
Sabrina De Baat

Student tests efficacy of Lyme disease vaccine

While living in Burnaby, B.C., Sabrina de Baat had the chance to explore a variety of volunteer opportunities related to animal care. Not only did de Baat work at several veterinary clinics and the local humane society, but she also volunteered at the internationally-known Vancouver Aquarium. “I gave interpretive talks and demonstrations to visitors to raise awareness about aquatic life …

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