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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Poultry, Tickborne diseases, Disease transmission, Western Australia

First Page Number

818

Last Page Number

820

Abstract

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.

Erratum

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.

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