Canine ehrlichiosis (pronounced ‘err-lick-ee-oh-sis’) is a disease that affects dogs and is caused by a tick-borne bacteria called Ehrlichia canis. The brown dog tick which is present across central and northern Australia, is the main carrier of this disease. Dogs can get the disease if they are bitten by an infected tick. Dogs infected with the disease do not directly transmit it to other dogs. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal.
Learn about the disease, treatment, and what you can do to protect your dog.
Download the E. canis veterinary guidelines and find out how to report cases.
Important information for rescue and rehoming organisations and those relocating dogs within Australia.
Check state and territory ehrlichiosis requirements before travelling across borders.
Resources tailored for rural and remote Indigenous communities.
See our free ehrlichiosis materials and help spread the word about the dangers of ehrlichiosis.