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The Gift of Grouse campaign highlighted the work conducted by grouse moor managers to combat the spread of tick by a combination of measures including aerial spraying of bracken and the use of sheep as ‘tick mops’ without harm to the sheep. This work benefits grouse chicks and all ground nesting birds, and other wildlife which can be seriously weakened or killed by a tick infestation. All hill walkers and access-takers on the moors also benefit from these activities, which reduce the incidence of tick and reduce the likelihood of people being exposed to Lyme diseases and other diseases. We linked our press release to relevant examples of people who have contracted Lyme disease, including former international rugby player Matt Dawson and the Scot Lorraine Murray who has lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament calling for better training for GP’s in the UK, to identify and treat patients suffering from disease.
This is the coverage for this story:
Scottish Farmer online 30/08/17: Gamekeepers back call for Lyme disease action
Press & Journal print 28/08/17: Taking aim at Lyme disease
The Herald print 28/08/17: Gamekeepers back drive to combat Lyme disease spread
The Courier print 29/08/17:Sporting estates back Angus woman's Lyme disease campaign

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