Project final report

Economic Impact of Ticks and Tick-​Borne Diseases to Livestock in Africa, Asia and Australia - Final Report

Date released
30 July 1999
Publication Code

McLeod R, Kristjanson P (1999)


Tick-borne diseases constrain cattle production in Asia, Africa and Australia. The diseases theileriosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and heartwater can cause mortality, along with reduced milk and meat production. The estimation of tick-borne disease costs will help researchers and policy-makers set research priorities and identify potential economic benefits of animal-health.