• Lyme disease in horses and cattle Grooming to detect ticks and prompt removal will help to minimize the risk of
contracting Lyme disease. On horses, ticks are most likely to be found
around the head, throat area, stomach, or under the tail. Ticks can be
removed with tweezers by grasping the mouth parts of the tick adjacent to the
skin and gently pulling back. If not done properly, the mouth parts of the
tick can remain imbedded in the animal.