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The aim of the study was to determine the species spectrum of ixodid ticks that infest horses and donkeys in South Africa and to identify those species that act as vectors of disease to domestic livestock. Ticks were collected opportunistically from 391 horses countrywide by their owners or grooms, ...

Horak, I. G.; Heyne, H.; Halajian, A.; Booysen, S.; Smit, W. J.
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 2017, 84, 1, pp a1302

Although diverse tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) are endemic to East Africa, with recognized impact on human and livestock health, their diversity and specific interactions with tick and vertebrate host species remain poorly understood in the region. In particular, the role of reptiles in TBP...

Omondi, D.; Masiga, D. K.; Fielding, B. C.; Kariuki, E.; Ajamma, Y. U.; Mwamuye, M. M.; Ouso, D. O.; Villinger, J.
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, June, pp 73

Tick-borne diseases are a constraint to livestock production in many developing countries as they cause high morbidity and mortality, which results in decreased production of meat, milk and other livestock by-products. The most important tick-borne diseases of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa are...

Simuunza, M.; Weir, W.; Courcier, E.; Tait, A.; Shiels, B.
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 175, 3/4, pp 331-342

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