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Tick activity high in livestock

PROTECTING CATTLE: Peter Rolls vaccinating cattle against tick fever.
PROTECTING CATTLE: Peter Rolls vaccinating cattle against tick fever.

CATTLE farmers in Logan are being urged to be on the lookout for tick fever and other tick-related health issues amongst their livestock.

Biosecurity Queensland district inspector Janet Hull said the recent rain had provided the perfect environment for ticks and other parasites to flourish.

"The end of the wet season brings an increased number of cattle ticks in the environment," Ms Hull said.

"Cattle are the main hosts for cattle ticks, but they can also be found on horses, goats, sheep, deer, camelids and buffaloes."

"The ticks can carry and transmit tick fever organisms which can cause severe loss of condition, including loss of milk production, reduced fertility in bulls, and even death."

Ms Hull said the ticks could be found on any part of the animal's body, but are mainly found on the tail butt, flank, belly, shoulder and ears.

If bitten by ticks, symptoms to the animal can include depression, weakness, jaundice, increased temperatures, staggering, reluctance to move and red urine.

If you suspect your animal has been bitten by ticks, Ms Hull said a veterinarian needs to be contacted immediately to administrate a vaccine, which is the only reliable method for long-term protection.

For more information about tick fever or tick vaccinations, call 13 25 23, or log onto www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au.


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