Do Asian longhorned ticks pose a threat?

Do Asian longhorned ticks pose a threat?
Asian longhorned tick

Some scary farm-related headlines made news nationwide in July, including "Asian Longhorned Ticks Just Drained a Fifth North Carolina Cow."

Now livestock producers across the country are concerned about this invasive species, which is known for being an aggressive biter.

Do Iowa livestock producers need to worry about Asian longhorned ticks? It’s a legitimate question, since the deaths of five cows earlier this year in Surry County, North Carolina, were linked to acute anemia caused by infestations of Asian longhorned ticks, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

"While the North...

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