The ticks we have in Australia can certainly cause various problems with skin, however the most important problem we have with ticks here in domestic animals is life threatening paralysis caused by Ixodes holocyclus. In horses and livestock cattle tick, Rhipicephalus microplus can cause substantial problems with hide damage and sores. Various diseases can be carried by ticks, although the jury is out on if the most commonly known ‘lime disease’ actually exists in Australia, but the evidence is mounting.