Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Cattle tick

Cattle tick

Cattle ticks spend most of their life in pasture but must feed on an animal host to complete their life cycle. They live on the host and feed for up to five days, then drop off. They will attach themselves to most domestic animals, many birds, and humans. In New Zealand they are found mainly in the North Island.

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Cattle parasites and other problems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17517/cattle-tick (accessed 12 May 2021)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008