New York officials issue warning over Longhorn Tick

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This undated photo provided by Rutgers University shows three Longhorned ticks: from left, a fully engorged female, a partial engorged female, and an engorged nymph. A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, […]

ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN-TV) – New York State officials are urging farmers to remain vigilant for the Longhorn Tick.

Farmers are advised to continue working with their veterinarians to check their animals, particularly cattle, sheep, and horses for exposure to ticks.

Symptoms of tick-borne disease in cattle include fever, lack of appetite, dehydration, weakness and labored breathing.

So far, the tick has only been found in Westchester County.

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