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Increase in ticks across Coast & Highlands


A Highlands vet has dealt with a number of tick cases from Hill Top and Colo Vale over the past couple of weeks.

The parasites are thriving at the moment because of the constant moisture and humidity.

Diederick Gelderman from the Highlands Veterinary Hospital in Braemar has some important advice for locals who are heading to the Coast.

"If someone takes their dog to the Coast, you know Wollongong, Nowra or Sydney, they've got to makesure they put their tick paraysis on,

"We do get ticks here in the Highlands, but it's much worse on the Coast,"Mr. Gelderman said.

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