Risk of Ehrlichiosis in Dogs in Licking County, Ohio


Ehrlichiosis is a debilitating disease that can infect both humans and dogs spread by tick bites. Although less common than Lyme disease in Licking County, it is increasing in frequency. In addition to Ehrlichiosis, there are other dangerous tick borne diseases that infect dogs in Licking County. For more information on the risk, go to Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis.

The risk of Ehrlichiosis in Licking County, Ohio, is 0.58%* (1 out of 172dogs tested were positive for Ehrlichiosis). The risk of Ehrlichiosis in the state of Ohio is 0.89% (1 out of 113 dog tested positive for Ehrlichiosis).

As you can see in the footnote below, these numbers represent approximately 30% of the cases of Ehrlichiosis present in Licking County. We believe the risk of Ehrlichiosis in Dogs in Licking county is approximately 1.5 to 2% which means about 2 dog in 100 may be Positive for Ehrlichiosis.

When the risk of Ehrlichiosis is compounded with the risk of the other Tick Borne diseases, including Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis, the risk of tick-borne illness in dogs in Licking Country substantial. The increasing rate of tick-borne diseases is why we recommend good tick control with one of our veterinary approved tick control products. Please call us for more information. 740-587-1129.


* Data is from January 1 to June 25, 2017.

#This number reflects the total number of tests reported to CAPC in this defined area and represents a sample of the total dog/cat population in this area. The data in provided by IDEXX Laboratories and ANTECH Diagnostics. It is statistically significant and it serves as a strong representation of the parasite activity for each area. However, it does not represent the total number of positive tests. Instead, we estimate it represents less than 30% of the activity in the geographic regions. Data displayed for the current year showcases only the current year data. Depending on the time of year, this map view may only represent a small number of testing months.

Data Source: https://www.capcvet.org/parasite-prevalence-maps/

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