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How to check dogs for ticks

Dog owners in the UK are being warned about an outbreak of an animal disease that is carried by ticks.

It is the first time that experts have established an outbreak of babesiosis in the country.

In Essex, one dog has died and three others are still seriously ill after contracting the disease.

Two government agencies are now investigating the outbreak.

Vet John Gould showed BBC environment correspondent Claire Marshall how to check a dog for ticks and what to do if you find them.

  • 16 Mar 2016
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