Ticks of concern to NSW stockowners


The three tick species of main concern to NSW stockowners are:

  • bush tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)
  • paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus)
  • cattle tick (Boophilus microplus)

This Primefact includes topics:

  • Habitat, hosts and seasonal activity
  • Life cycles
  • Identification
  • Effects on livestock
  • Tick control in cattle
  • Reducing the tick risk
  • more information


Primefact 84 Second Edition

Published: Jul 2017