Study on Major Tick Species of Cattle in and Around Asella, Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Asella, Cattle, Genus, Species, Tick
Authors:
Kedir, Muhammednasir; Elemo, Kemal Kedir; Fato, Muhammadhussien Aman; Feku, Awel
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
4
Number:
5
Pages:
219-225
Month:
September
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
Major tick species identification on cattle in and around Asella district was studied for a period of 7 months from November 2009 to May 2010. Adult ticks were collected from 7 main body parts of 315 local breeds and 69 cross breeds which were under extensive management system found at different localities of the town and its surroundings. A total of 4087 adult ticks were collected and identified to the genera and species level. Six tick species of four genera were identified. Among all the total ticks collected Amblyomma, Boophilus, Rhipicephalus and Hyalomma constitute 51.04%, 32.3%, 11.74% and 4.92% respectively. The tick species identified were: A. varigatum (48.25%), B. decoloratus (32.3%), R. evertsi-evertsi (11.74%), H. mariginatum rufipes (2.84%), A. cohaerens (2.79%) and H. truncatum (2.08%). The burden of tick on cattle had statistically significance difference (p s
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