Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tackling Ticks - Wagathon for BADA-UK

Why am I interested in sheep ticks?  Sheep ticks love bracken litter and the diseases that ticks carry, particularly Louping Ill, are a threat to moorland birds, sheep and cattle and as a result, to the proper management of our upland areas.

BADA-UK campaigns about the human diseases carried by ticks, principally Lyme disease, but also raises the awareness of the impact that ticks can have.  See the organisation's Newsletter that gives more information about the Wagathon, or their website.

Watch out for our Members' Briefing about Sheep Ticks that will be published soon.

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