Tapeworms And Beagles

Tapeworms are not transmitted from Beagle to Beagle, as they require secondary hosts. A variety of species use rodents, deer, ground birds, or fleas for their secondary hosts. In order to be infected a Beagle must eat part of the carcass of one of these hosts. A heavily infested dog will have a dry coat […]

Tick Paralysis In Beagles

Tick paralysis, a reversible paralysis of a Beagles’ motor function, is associated with the infestation of ticks. Within their saliva the ticks secrete a toxin which sort of mimics the toxin of botulism in how it prevents the release of ACh (acetylcholine), a messenger molecule responsible for the transmission of a nerve impulse across the […]

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