Paralysis ticks, also called dog ticks, shell-back ticks or scrub ticks are a serious parasite occurring on the East Coast of Australia. They inject a toxin causing paralysis that can be fatal in domestic animals, both pets and livestock. The toxin can also affect humans.
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The Primefact also contains pictures of the cattle tick, bush tick and paralysis tick in all stages of their lifecycles.