Archive for the ‘Paralysis tick’ Category

C.S.I Ewingsdale – Hendrix Goes Down

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

It’s a dangerous world out there and when pets go roaming, things can turn nasty. One of the most famous of all threats in nature are venomous snakes, of which Australia has some of the most deadly…. Read more

Tick Serum Shortages

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Watch out! This years severe tick season has depleted our national antivenom stockpile, and manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand. The current weather pattern is doing more than just… Read more

Tummy Troubles? What to do…

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Given the secret lives of pets, and their propensity to vacuum up and swallow anything, digestible or inedible, natural or man-made, palatable or not, it’s not unusual for vets to see pets off-colour… Read more

Tick prevention: cost versus benefit

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Desperate in our search for status on a global stage, we Australians love punching above our weight in sport, and take pride in our lethal fauna. Snakes, sharks and crocodiles are the obvious ones… Read more

Bad Timing: Vet misadventures at Xmas

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Like the tragedy of grandpa throwing a clot while carving the turkey, pets suffer their fair share of Christmas holiday misadventures. Don’t be shy about calling the afterhours vet; half the time… Read more

The secret lives of pets: forensic medicine

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Without any direct verbal input from the patient, diagnosis of complex disease in animals may demand a forensic approach. Pets, both indoors and out, are quietly trying to kill themselves, or hide… Read more

Seasonality of Tick Paralysis in Byron Bay

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

If you were surprised when your dog was struck down by tick paralysis last spring, think again.  Just like many insects, the life cycle of the paralysis tick is closely tied to the seasons. Cued by… Read more