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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

Within the cattle fever tick quarantine zone along the Rio Grande, a steady displacement of native vegetation by Arundo donax L. has been occurring for over a century. Arundo rapidly grows to a height of 3-6 m creating a dense wall of vegetation impeding surveillance and interception of stray ...

Author(s)
Osbrink, W. L. A.; Thomas, D. B.; Goolsby, J. A.; Showler, A. T.; Leal, B.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Insect Science, 2018, 18, 3, pp 18
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

Wildlife, both native and introduced, can harbor and spread diseases of importance to the livestock industry. Describing movement patterns of such wildlife is essential to formulate effective disease management strategies. Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) are a free-ranging, introduced...

Author(s)
Foley, A. M.; Goolsby, J. A.; Ortega-S, A., Jr.; Ortega-S, J. A.; León, A. P. de; Singh, N. K.; Schwartz, A.; Ellis, D.; Hewitt, D. G.; Campbell, T. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 146, pp 166-172
Abstract

Cattle ticks are distributed worldwide and affect animal health and livestock production. White tailed deer (WTD) sustain and spread cattle tick populations. The aim of this study was to model the efficacy of anti-tick vaccination of WTD to control tick infestations in the absence of cattle...

Author(s)
Estrada-Peña, A.; Carreón, D.; Almazán, C.; Fuente, J. de la
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e102905

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