Tick fever di­ag­nosed on two NSW prop­er­ties

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

THE New South Wales Depart­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­tries (DPI) has ad­vised tick fever has been di­ag­nosed on two Mid North Coast prop­er­ties.

DPI se­nior vet­eri­nary of­fi­cer Paul Free­man said the out­break south of Port Mac­quarie had re­sulted in more than 60 mor­tal­i­ties on one prop­erty and two mor­tal­i­ties on the sec­ond.

“NSW DPI reg­u­la­tory of­fi­cers have iden­ti­fied cat­tle tick on sev­eral prop­er­ties to date and will be ex­am­in­ing cat­tle herds on ad­join­ing prop­er­ties to see if cat­tle tick are present,” he said.

“Any herds with cat­tle tick are sub­ject to a DPI su­per­vised cat­tle tick erad­i­ca­tion pro­gram that can take up to 12 months.

“Reg­u­la­tory of­fi­cers are trac­ing the lo­ca­tion of any cat­tle that have been moved off the in­fested prop­erty and are in the process of ex­am­in­ing these an­i­mals.”

Own­ers of af­fected prop­er­ties have been ad­vised not to move any stock on or off the prop­er­ties, and re­main­ing cat­tle have been given anti-tick fever treat­ment.

Cat­tle ticks are the most se­ri­ous ex­ter­nal par­a­site of cat­tle in Aus­tralia.

They can at­tach to cat­tle, horses and other live­stock and can trans­mit tick fever, a po­ten­tially fa­tal dis­ease.

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