Month: April 2011

Leptospirosis – a threat to dogs in wet weather.

Recently I was contacted by some concerned owners regarding the untimely demises of their beloved Labrador. Their dog was suspected of having leptospirosis, a severe bacterial disease that is often fatal. Leptospirosis is transmitted through body fluids and drinking water contaminated with wild pig urine is thought to be a common cause in Northern Australia. Leptospirosis is a …

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Tick threat in ‘tick free’ zone

Tick threat in ‘tick free’ zone 16 Mar, 2011 02:02 PM CATTLE producers in central western Queensland are advised to monitor their livestock for cattle ticks and be alert for symptoms of tick fever. Ticks have recently been found on cattle at five properties in the central west ‘tick free’ zone and Biosecurity Queensland officers …

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