Sumary of Qld dog tests positive to deadly tick-borne disease:
- A Queensland dog has tested positive for a deadly disease spread through common brown ticks, the state’s agricultural department has confirmed.
- Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) confirmed a dog had tested positive to the disease on July 1.It is the first reported case of the disease in a Queensland dog.
- canis and sent samples to the Queensland government biosecurity sciences laboratory where the infection was confirmed,” the spokesman said.
- The DAF spokesman said dog owners should maintain an effective tick control program, including regular inspections.