Tick Paralysis - Know your enemy! | Centre for Veterinary Education

Tick Paralysis - Know your enemy!

Tick paralysis is the biggest cause of preventable death in dogs and cats on the Eastern Seaboard.

In this podcast Rob will cover key aspects of management of tick paralysis including pre-medication, antiserum administration, fluid therapy and respiratory support. We will also discuss tick prevention, and strategies to help eliminate deaths of dogs and cats from this devastating disease. 

Image courtesy of Anne Fawcett.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Review current treatment guidelines for tick paralysis
  • Understand how to recognize respiratory failure and implement treatment at an early stage
  • Be aware of current prevention strategies and how to apply them

Course Delivery

This PodcastPLUS comes with:

  • Access to a pre-recorded video podcast

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor

  • Access to further reading and/or resources (available one week before the video podcast release)

  • A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Thursday 24 August - Thursday 7 September 2017
Delivered Online


BVSC (Hons) FANZCVS (Emergency Medicine and Critical Care)

Rob Webster graduated from The University of Queensland in 2000. He went straight into emergency practice at the Animal Emergency Centre in Brisbane and never left! Rob embarked on a training program in emergency medicine and critical care under the guidance of Prof Steve Haskins in 2006. As well as studying towards his Australian certification, Rob started the Animal Emergency Service in 2005. Rob passed the fellowship examinations and registered as a veterinary specialist in 2014. Animal Emergency Service currently has 5 practices on The Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and Perth. Robs clinical interests are mechanical ventilation and critical care of patients with tick paralysis (Ixodes holocyclus). 

Course Fees

Member TypePodcastPlus
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members

Further details

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