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Sick, tick-laden miniature horses thought to have had tick paralysis

Two tick-infested American miniature horses referred to Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for progressive weakness and recumbency are presumed to have had tick paralysis, researchers report in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. The horses had been purchased nine days earlier from an unlicensed petting zoo and recovered after tick removal, topical application of permethrin, fluid therapy and treatment for corneal ulcerations.

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