Tick Borne Disease

What is a Tick Borne disease? 

A tick borne disease occurs when ticks infected with a pathogen directly bites a dog or human and transmit the pathogen into the body. Many tick-borne pathogens infect dogs and can also infect humans. The geographic distribution of ticks is spreading and can change yearly by season and region of the United States. CHF is taking a One Health action to address the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of tick-borne disease. The most important tick-borne diseases of dogs are Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Hepatozoonosis, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Hemotropic Mycoplasmosis, and Lyme disease. All can have serious health consequences, and infection rates have been on the rise over the past five years. The feeding time required for disease transmission from a tick to a dog or person can be as little as 3 – 6 hours!

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Assisting the Australian Terrier Club of America, Inc. in supporting our breed through Health and Education


Kreg Hill
PO Box 5767
Palm Springs, CA 92263-5767

Do you have ideas for health or education for the AusTTrust to sponsor? Do you seek funding?

Steps for potential funding: Fill out this form with as much detail as possible.


Please make sure you have a  written description of what you are seeking funding for and a complete budget (including expenses and income/revenue).

The request will be forwarded to the President of the ATCA and the Chair of the AusTTrust.


​Funding notification will be sent via email to the person listed on the form.


Please submit the request allowing adequate time for a complete review of the request

More information about this breed can also be found at our parent club website:  www.australianterrier.org