Poultry, Tickborne diseases, Disease transmission, Western Australia
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EARLY in the summer of 1961 there was a series of unusual tick fever outbreaks on several poultry farms in the metropolitan area.
These outbreaks were unusual because no apparent vector (disease carrier) could be found.
missing from PDF If an outbreak of tick fever occurs,the affected birds can be injected intra-muscularly with 20,000 to 50,000 units of procaine penicillin per bird. The remaining birds can be vaccinated with tick fever vaccine at 1 cc per bird. The vaccination is simply an intra-muscular injection in the thigh. A 19 gauge needle should be used.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
"An unusual tick fever outbreak,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol3/iss10/9