Today’s Topic for Broadcast on July 17: A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina that poses a threat to humans and livestock.

By on July 17, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina, raising the need for greater awareness of its presence and tick prevention options for humans, pets and livestock. The Longhorned tick was found on a possum in Polk County. The species had previously been identified in New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia.

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