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Quarantine programs in zoological gardens for reptiles including snakes can only be complete with acaricide treatment due to heavy infestation of ticks especially Aponoma species. The ticks can pose health threats to snakes including death few days to weeks after tick bite. The toxic effects of...

Author(s)
Jegede, H. O.; Odeniran, P. O.; Ambali, S. F.
Publisher
Tanzania Veterinary Association, Morogoro, Tanzania
Citation
Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 2015, 30, 2, pp 13-18
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Rivera, S.
Publisher
North American Veterinary Conference, Gainesville, USA
Citation
Small Animal and Exotics Proceedings. North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 19-23 January 2013., 2013, pp unpaginated
Abstract

This article describes practical protocols for controlling and eradicating tick infestations on reptiles and their premises. Protocols for eradicating ticks involve administering permethrin (i.e., Provent-a-mite, Pro Products, Mahopac, NY) directly on tortoises and indirectly on snakes and lizards...

Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.
Publisher
Veterinary Learning Systems Inc., Trenton, USA
Citation
Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 2005, 27, 5, pp 371-376
Abstract

Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) are fish-eating crocodilians that inhabit freshwater habitat in tropical regions of the Americas. To assess the exposure of caiman to pesticides from banana plantations, the authors collected whole blood samples (30 mL) from 14 adult caiman that were captured...

Author(s)
Grant, P. B. C.; Woudneh, M. B.; Ross, P. S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2013, 32, 11, pp 2576-2583
Abstract

Nine acaricides (amitraz, carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, cyfluthrin, fipronil, lindane, permethrin, phenothrin and pyrethrins) were studied for their efficacy in killing the African tortoise tick (Amblyomma marmoreum). Only four of the acaricides (chlorpyrifos, cyfluthrin, lindane and permethrin) produced ...

Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.; Peter, T. F.; Allan, S. A.; Mahan, S. M.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2002, 33, 1, pp 52-57
Abstract

A protocol was developed to control an exotic tick (Aponomma komodoense) infestation on three Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) at a Florida zoo without direct application of acaricides to the lizards. With the Komodo dragons secured within their indoor pens, their outdoor enclosures and the...

Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.; Simmons, L. A.; Condie, T.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2004, 35, 2, pp 248-249
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Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.; Simmons, L. A.; Hofer, C. C.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2003, 13, 4, pp 16-19
Abstract

Studies using the African tortoise tick (Amblyomma marmoreum) and leopard tortoises (Geochelone pardalis) demonstrated that cyfluthrin and permethrin were safe and efficacious acaricides for control of Amblyomma ticks on tortoises. A protocol was developed that successfully eradicated an A. sparsum ...

Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.; Simmons, L. A.; Peter, T. F.; Mahan, S. M.
Publisher
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA
Citation
The domestic animal/wildlife interface: issues for disease control, conservation, sustainable food production, and emerging diseases. Conference and workshop organised by the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Wildlife Diseases Association. Wildlife and Livestock, Disease and Sustainability: What makes sense? Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa, 22-27 July, 2001, 2002, pp 294-296
Abstract

Since 1962, a total of 29 species of exotic ticks have been introduced into the United States on imported reptiles, with 17 species from the genus Amblyomma, 11 from the genus Aponomma and one from the genus Hyalomma. In the absence of measures to control introduction of these importations, some...

Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.; Simmons, L. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2003, 113, 3/4, pp 289-320
Abstract

The oral and dermal toxicity of 18 chemicals to B. irregularis was evaluated. Brown tree snakes are significant and exotic pests inadvertently introduced into Guam. The snakes are agricultural pests and also pose a public health risk. Chemicals that produced mortality when dosed orally were...

Author(s)
Brooks, J. E.; Savarie, P. J.; Johnston, J. J.
Citation
Wildlife Research, 1998, 25, 4, pp 427-435

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