Tick paralysis in a red wolf

J Wildl Dis. 1997 Oct;33(4):900-2. doi: 10.7589/0090-3558-33.4.900.


A free-ranging male red wolf (Canis rufus) in North Carolina (USA), exhibiting paresis, anorexia and heavy tick infection was diagnosed with tick paralysis. The wolf recovered completely following the removal of all ticks. This is the first record of tick paralysis in the red wolf.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Male
  • Tick Paralysis / diagnosis
  • Tick Paralysis / therapy
  • Tick Paralysis / veterinary*
  • Ticks
  • Wolves / parasitology*