NTG_Protect dogs-vertTick-borne dog disease Ehrlichiosis has been confirmed in Northern Territory.

We need your help to spread the word that the tick-borne dog disease Ehrlichiosis has been detected in the Territory. Biosecurity is a shared responsibility and we need your support to build community awareness of everyone’s role to stop transmission of the bacteria ‘Ehrlichia canis’.

Ehrlichiosis is transmitted to dogs by the brown dog tick, which is widespread in northern Australia. Prevention is the best protection for dogs as vaccinations are not presently available. All dog owners are strongly encouraged to have their dogs on a tick control program, regularly check their dogs for ticks, and be on the lookout for signs of the disease. 

The information links below will take you to the OFFICIAL Northern Territory Government & Australian Government advice prepared by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources to support the community awareness campaign and we encourage you to share these materials, as relevant. Increased awareness of this disease throughout the community will help to protect our four-legged friends from Ehrlichiosis

Please contact us for any additional support via 📧 – communications.dpir@nt.gov.au.

LINKS TO ESSENTIAL & OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS:
 
 🔗 NT Government: Important Updates & Information
 🔗 Australian Government: National/Interstate updates & travelling information 
 🔗 Travelling with your dog: Information Sheet (NT Gov)

 🔗 Protect your dog: Information Sheet (NT Gov) 
 🔗 Treatment for your dog: Information Sheet (NT Gov) 
 🔗 Guidelines for Veterinarians: Information (NT Gov)
 🔗 Prevention is the key (NT Gov)
♦ 🔗 Know the Signs (NT Gov) 
 🔗 Stakeholders Key Information (NT Gov)