Assessing the biosecurity risk of ticks and their pathogens in the cattle industry in Western Australia.
The overarching purpose of this study is to establish the preparedness and knowledge gaps of the WA cattle industry regarding the presence and spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases affecting cattle using innovative technology. This study will be achieved by a multidisciplinary approach bringing together a highly experienced team of veterinarians, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, industry partners, and large project management.
This innovative biosecurity pilot project is WA-focused using local experts with global expertise to:
We invite you to partake in the Survey: “A knowledge, attitudes, and practice (KAP) survey on ticks and tick-borne diseases among the cattle industry in Western Australia.?”
Your contribution will give the livestock industry an insight into the current knowledge base on ticks and TBD in Western Australia and also provide an opportunity to develop further continuing education regarding the identification and prevention of exotic ticks and tick-borne diseases affecting Australian cattle.
Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and your answers are anonymous. You may withdraw at any time without discrimination or prejudice simply by not completing the survey. If you are willing to consent to participate in this study, click on the link provided below to complete the questionnaire. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please answer all questions honestly and individually.
Thank you for your assistance with this research project. Study approved by the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval 2023/016)
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Production Animal Medicine and Epidemiology
Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in Veterinary and Public Health
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science
Research Scientist at Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development