Funding for this research was provided by:
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-06-24
Received: 10 May 2018
Accepted: 12 June 2019
First Online: 24 June 2019
: Currently, there is no Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol for handling, or processing of ticks. Tick samples collected from dogs were submitted by owners to the Zoonosis Control Branch of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and subsequently forwarded to our lab as de-identified samples. No consent was obtained.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.