October 2012

Tick Fever

TICK FEVER in CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DISTRICT With the increasing number of properties recently found to have cattle ticks on cattle within the “Tick Free Zone”, you may find this short reveiw on tick fever benficial for your enterprise.   Tick fever or Redwater, (also known as Babesiosis/Anaplasmosis) is typically caused by a blood borne parasite …

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Hendra Virus (HeV)

What is Hendra Virus?  HeV is a rare infectious disease of horses.  It is also a Zoonotic disease which means it is transmissible from animals (horses in this case) to humans.  This virus is initially transmitted to horses from fruit bats / flying foxes when horses come into contact with bat droppings or other secretions …

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