Opinion

Climate change and hotter summers endanger health of pets, livestock, wildlife

By Helen Scott-Orr
January 1 2022 - 5:30pm
Paralysis tick poisonings in dogs and cats are often fatal if not treated in time with expensive antitoxin. Picture: Shutterstock

As a young vet in Gosford fifty years ago, I saw many summer cases of paralysis tick poisonings in dogs and cats. These are often fatal if not treated in time with expensive antitoxin. Even earlier, as a kid in Cammeray, I'd been bedridden for a week myself from tick poisoning after playing in the bush - my mother found the fully engorged tick behind my ear.

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