Introduction to Paralysis Ticks
Paralysis ticks are a major problem especially along the eastern coast of Australia. They cause severe cardiac, respiratory and muscle weakness, eventually killing their prey after only 4-5 days of attachment.
There are other ticks around the world which don't cause such serious problems e.g. bush ticks, cattle ticks. These ticks require less vigilance and less frequency of application of preventatives such as Frontline Top Spot Plus.
These pages have some of the latest ideas on Paralysis ticks.