Cattle ticks found on Western Downs

Cattle ticks found on Western Downs

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Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed that cattle ticks have been found on a Western Downs property.

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed that cattle ticks have been found on a Western Downs property.

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Cattle ticks have been found on a Western Downs property.

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Cattle ticks have been found on a Western Downs property.

The area is located in Queensland's tick-free zone.

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed that cattle ticks have been found on a single property near Chinchilla.

A spokesman said restrictions have been imposed on a single Western Downs property.

"Biosecurity officers have undertaken surveillance and there is no evidence ticks have spread to neighbouring properties," he said.

It comes as a review of Queensland's cattle tick line continues.

A Western Downs Regional Council spokeswoman said the council takes any biosecurity risk very seriously.

"Biosecurity Queensland is the lead agency in these matters, Council will provide assistance as required," she said.

"We have noted this in regard to stock passing through the region, there are no cattle currently travelling along the stock routes in this vicinity."

Under biosecurity rules livestock being transported into a tick-free zone from an infected zone must be free of cattle ticks, with a variety of risk minimisation requirements in place.

Properties in the tick free zone that are infested with cattle tick are put on the government's restricted places register, and must provide evidence Biosecurity Queensland that cattle tick has been eradicated before they can be removed from the register.

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