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East Coast fever (ECF), one of the most serious tick-borne diseases in sub-Saharan and eastern Africa, was introduced to the island of Grande Comore in 2002 through zebu import from Tanzania, resulting in at least a 10% loss of livestock. A participatory epidemiology initiative was launched in 2015 ...

Author(s)
Boucher, F.; Moutroifi, Y.; Ali, M.; Moindjie, Y.; Soulé, M.; Charafouddine, O.; Cêtre-Sossah, C.; Cardinale, E.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2019, 51, 1, pp 99-107
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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, ...

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

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...

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

Ticks, as vectors of disease and damage agents, impact directly and indirectly on the economy of the livestock industry in southern Africa. This study surveyed the occurrence and distribution of ticks infesting livestock across the North West province, South Africa. During three phases in...

Author(s)
Spickett, A. M.; Heloise, I.; Williams, H. R.
Publisher
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa
Citation
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 2011, 78, 1, pp Article 10
Abstract

Ethiopia probably carries the largest cattle population per head of human population of any country in Africa, an estimated 20.23 million cattle. Although undernutrition and disease cause serious losses, the heavy pressure of animals on the land has resulted in much overgrazing and subsequent soil...

Author(s)
Macpherson, D. A.
Publisher
Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.,
Citation
United Nations. Report to the Government of Ethiopia on the control of animal diseases., 1964, pp 8 pp.

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