Pets, Ticks, and Tick-Borne Diseases

Tips and Insights from Veterinarian Dr. Rosslyn Biggs and Entomologist Dr. Justin Talley of Oklahoma State University

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Drs. Rosslyn Biggs and Justin Talley are experts in the world of animals and insect-borne diseases. They are both part of the Oklahoma State University Extension, conducting research and education programs, and working with communities across the state.

Additional Information

  • Article: Ticks and fleas are a year-round problem for pets (featuring Dr. Biggs)
  • Article: Keep pets safe during the holidays (featuring Dr. Biggs)
  • Video: Should you put a substance or heat on a tick to remove it? (“Myth Bugsters” explainer video with Dr. Justin Talley)
  • Infographic: Can ticks transmit COVID-19? (Infographic by Dr. Talley)

See the original post and video transcript here.