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The cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Canestrini) (Acari: Ixodidae), is a one-host tick that infests primarily cattle in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. This species transmits deadly cattle pathogens, especially Babesia spp., for which a recombinant vaccine is not...

Author(s)
Brock, C. M.; Temeyer, K. B.; Tidwell, J.; Yang YunLong; Blandon, M. A.; Carreón-Camacho, D.; Longnecker, M. T.; Almazán, C.; León, A. A. P. de; Pietrantonio, P. V.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2019, 49, 3/4, pp 287-299
Abstract

The southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini), transmits bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis, and is endemic to Mexico, Latin and South America. Rhipicephalus (B.) microplus infestations within the United States are a continuing threat to U.S. cattle producers. An...

Author(s)
Temeyer, K. B.; Schlechte, K. G.; McDonough, W. P.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2019, 56, 5, pp 1318-1323
Abstract

The Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program was the first parasite eradication program of veterinary importance in the United States and is considered to be one of the greatest disease eradication programs of all time. The program's utilization of pasture vacation and dipping of cattle in acaricide...

Author(s)
Lohmeyer, K. H.; May, M. A.; Thomas, D. B.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2018, 55, 3, pp 515-522
AbstractFull Text

A survey of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) belonging to the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae was conducted in the municipality of Tecomán, Colima, Mexico in an effort to obtain alternative controls for cattle ticks. Soil cores from grasslands were baited with last instars of the...

Author(s)
Molina-Ochoa, J.; Galindo-Velasco, E.; Rosales-Gutiérrez, A. M.; González-Ramírez, M.; Lezama-Gutiérrez, R.; Chan-Cupul, W.; Skoda, S. R.; Ullah, M. I.; García-Márquez, L. J.; Foster, J. E.
Publisher
Zoological Society of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 2018, 50, 2, pp 767-770
Abstract

An attenuated live vaccine containing Babesia bovis and B. bigemina cultured in vitro with a serum-free medium was assessed for its clinical protection conferred of naïve cattle, under natural tick-challenge in a high endemicity zone to Babesia spp. Three groups of six animals were treated as...

Author(s)
Rojas-Martínez, C.; Rodríguez-Vivas, R. I.; Figueroa Millán, J. V.; Bautista-Garfias, C. R.; Castañeda-Arriola, R. O.; Lira-Amaya, J. J.; Vargas Urióstegui, P.; Ojeda Carrasco, J. J.; Álvarez Martínez, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Shannon, Irish Republic
Citation
Parasitology International, 2018, 67, 2, pp 190-195
Abstract

Here, economic losses caused by cattle parasites in Mexico were estimated on an annual basis. The main factors taken into consideration for this assessment included the total number of animals at risk, potential detrimental effects of parasitism on milk production or weight gain, and records of...

Author(s)
Rodríguez-Vivas, R. I.; Grisi, L.; León, A. A. P. de; Villela, H. S.; Torres-Acosta, J. F. de J.; Fragoso Sánchez, H.; Romero Salas, D.; Rosario Cruz, R.; Saldierna, F.; García Carrasco, D.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico City, Mexico
Citation
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias, 2017, 8, 1, pp 61-74
Abstract

The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is an Asian species of bovine that was introduced in Mexico in 1992 as an alternative for milk and meat production. To date, no surveys have been conducted to identify ticks acquired by water buffaloes since their arrival in the country. Here we report, for the...

Author(s)
Aguilar-Domínguez, M.; Romero-Salas, D.; Sánchez-Montes, S.; Barradas-Piña, F.; Rosas-Saito, G.; Cruz-Romero, A.; Ibarra-Priego, N.; Becker, I.; Lohmeyer, K. H.; León, A. P. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2018, 7, 3, pp 405-408
Abstract

Hard ticks are a perennial problem in livestock systems throughout Mexico. No data are currently available on tick prevalence, infestation intensity and population dynamics for sheep in the humid tropics of Mexico. Blackbelly sheep (n=30) in Tabasco state, Mexico, were examined every 3 weeks for 1...

Author(s)
Coronel-Benedett, K. C.; Ojeda-Robertos, N. F.; González-Garduño, R.; Martínez Ibañez, F.; Rodríguez-Vivas, R. I.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental and Applied Acarology, 2018, 74, 1, pp 99-105
Abstract

Anaplasma marginale is the most prevalent vector-borne pathogen in the livestock industry in Colombia, causing economic losses of approximately USD 4.2 million per year. The present study reports the seasonal transmission patterns, genetic diversity and phylogeographic traits of A. marginale...

Author(s)
Jaimes-Dueñez, J.; Triana-Chávez, O.; Mejía-Jaramillo, A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 5, pp 1286-1295
Abstract

Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) are nonnative bovines that were originally introduced as game animals to one large, south Texas, US ranch but that are now present throughout southeastern Texas from Baffin Bay to Harlingen and in northern Mexico at least as far west as Durango. Between October 2014 ...

Author(s)
Olafson, P. U.; Thomas, D. B.; May, M. A.; Buckmeier, B. G.; Duhaime, R. A.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2018, 54, 4, pp 734-744

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