U.K. scientists launch study of emerging tick-borne disease in dogs

Animal health experts in the United Kingdom were alarmed when four dogs in England were recently diagnosed with canine babesiosis, a tick-borne disease that seems to be spreading from mainland Europe. One of the dogs died of the disease, which causes fever, weight loss, anemia and other symptoms. Now 1,500 veterinary practices have volunteered to collect ticks and send them to Bristol University, which has launched Britain's biggest ever study of tick-borne illnesses, according to the Bristol Post. Results from the study, called the Big Tick Project, will be released later this year. Article