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The aim of this study was to describe the association between climate, weather and the occurrence of canine tick paralysis, feline tick paralysis and canine parvovirus in Australia. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) and monthly average rainfall (mm) data were used as indices for climate and...

Author(s)
Rika-Heke, T.; Kelman, M.; Ward, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2015, 205, 1, pp 87-92
Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate critically the nature and prevalence of histological pulmonary lesions in dogs and cats that had died or were euthanized because of tick paralysis. A retrospective and prospective case study of 11 cats and 23 dogs was carried out. Retrospective cases were ...

Author(s)
Wang YaChen; Watters, N.; Jones, E.; Padula, A.; Leister, E.; Haworth, M.; Henning, J.; Allavena, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2022, 197, pp 44-52
Abstract

Acute adverse reactions in cats administered unrefined canine paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) antiserum are commonly observed by veterinarians and can lead to significant morbidity and potentially fatal. A purified antiserum canine IgG concentrate was chromatographically prepared and aseptically ...

Author(s)
Padula, A. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2022, 100, 10, pp 476-478
Abstract

In Australia, tick paralysis in dogs (caused by a toxin in the saliva of Ixodes species during feeding) is a serious, distressing condition, and untreated it is often fatal. The aim of this study was to quantify the association between parkland (recreational or natural) in an urban area and the...

Author(s)
Gerasimova, M.; Kelman, M.; Ward, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 254, pp 72-77
Abstract

Tick paralysis is a serious and potentially fatal condition of Australian companion animals induced by the paralysis ticks, Ixodes holocyclus and Ixodes cornuatus. Limited published information is available on the distribution, seasonality and risk factors for tick paralysis mortality in dogs and...

Author(s)
Eppleston, K. R.; Kelman, M.; Ward, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2013, 196, 3/4, pp 460-468
Abstract

Venom producing animals are ubiquitously disseminated among vertebrates and invertebrates such as fish, snakes, scorpions, spiders, and ticks. Of the ~890 tick species worldwide, 27 have been confirmed to cause paralysis in mammalian hosts. The Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) is the...

Author(s)
Rodriguez-Valle, M.; McAlister, S.; Moolhuijzen, P. M.; Booth, M.; Agnew, K.; Ellenberger, C.; Knowles, A. G.; Vanhoff, K.; Bellgard, M. I.; Tabor, A. E.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Immunology, 2021, 12, October,
Abstract

There are almost 900 recognised tick species worldwide. With increased human and animal travel there is a greater potential for pet owners and veterinary professionals to encounter ticks and tick-borne diseases they have not previously been exposed to, including Australian paralysis tick species....

Author(s)
Drew, C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2021, 36, 4, pp 127-131
Abstract

Background: From three days following host attachment, the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, secretes a neurotoxin that annually causes paralysis in approximately 10,000 domestic pets. Lotilaner, a novel isoxazoline formulated in a chewable flavoured tablet (CredelioTM), produces rapid...

Author(s)
Baker, K.; Ellenberger, C.; Murphy, M.; Cavalleri, D.; Seewald, W.; Drake, J.; Nanchen, S.; Hacket, K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 487, pp (29 August 2018)
Abstract

This review of tick paralysis caused by Ixodes holocyclus in Australia addresses the question: What are the key discoveries that have enabled effective treatment and prevention of tick paralysis in dogs and cats? Critical examination of 100 years of literature reveals that arguably only three...

Author(s)
Padula, A. M.; Leister, E. M.; Webster, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2020, 98, 1/2, pp 53-59
Abstract

Tick paralysis resulting from bites from Ixodes holocyclus and I. cornuatus is one of the leading causes of emergency veterinary admissions for companion animals in Australia, often resulting in death if left untreated. Availability of timely information on periods of increased risk can help...

Author(s)
Clark, N. J.; Proboste, T.; Weerasinghe, G.; Soares Magalhães, R. J.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Computational Biology, 2022, 18, 2,

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