To identify genus and species of hard ticks [Ixodidae] in cattle of Amol area. Cross-sectional study. Cattle. Six hundered and ninty six ixodid ticks were collected from cattle of Amol area.
on cattle from Amol area [Province of Mazandaran, Iran] were collected and transferred to Parasitology laboratory by means of universal tubes containing Alcohol- Glycerin. After preparing the specimen, genus and species were identified by a stereomicroscope. Five hundered and seventy one cattle [82.04%] out of 696, were infected with Boophilus anuulatus as dominant hard tick. The other ticks were Rhipicephalus bursa [14.66%], Haemaphysalis concinna [2.44%] and Ixodes ricinus [0.86%]. According to the results, Boophilus annulatus is dominant ixodid tick of the cattle in Amol area. This species may play an important role in epidemiology of babesiosis, caused by Babesia bigemina in cattle
S. M. Razavi ,S. Seifi ,
[Identification of hard ticks species [Ixodidae]in cattle of Amolarea],
J. Fac. Vet. Med. -Univ. Teheran. 2006;
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