Ixodid tick infestation in cattle and wild animals in Maswa and Iringa, Tanzania

You Shine Kwak, Tae Yun Kim, Sung Hyun Nam, In Yong Lee, Hyung Pyo Kim, Simon Mduma, Julius Keyyu, Robert Fyumagwa, Tai Soon Yong

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Abstract

Ticks and tick-borne diseases are important in human and livestock health worldwide. In November 2012, ixodid ticks were collected and identified morphologically from cattle and wild animals in the Maswa district and Iringa urban, Tanzania. Amblyomma gemma, A. lepidum, and A. variegatum were identified from Maswa cattle, and A. variegatum was the predominant species. A. marmoreum, Hyalomma impeltatum, and Rhipicephalus pulchellus were identified from Iringa cattle in addition to the above 3 Amblyomma species, and A. gemma was the most abundant species. Total 4 Amblyomma and 6 Rhipicephalus species were identified from wild animals of the 2 areas. A. lepidum was predominant in Maswa buffaloes, whereas A. gemma was predominant in Iringa buffaloes. Overall, A. variegatum in cattle was predominant in the Maswa district and A. gemma was predominant in Iringa, Tanzania.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-568
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kwak, Y. S., Kim, T. Y., Nam, S. H., Lee, I. Y., Kim, H. P., Mduma, S., Keyyu, J., Fyumagwa, R., & Yong, T. S. (2014). Ixodid tick infestation in cattle and wild animals in Maswa and Iringa, Tanzania. Korean Journal of Parasitology, 52(5), 565-568. https://doi.org/10.3347/kjp.2014.52.5.565