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Abstract

The disruption of the dipping of cattle in Zimbabwe for the control of tick vectors demonstrated the dangers of creating herds with little or no natural immunity to tick-borne diseases. It is known that immunity to the tick-borne diseases heartwater (caused by Cowdria ruminantium), African redwater ...

Author(s)
Norval, R. A. I.
Publisher
Tick Research Unit., Grahamstown, South Africa
Citation
Tick biology and control. Proceedings of an International Conference held from 27-29 January 1981, under the auspices of the Tick Research Unit, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa., 1981, pp 87-90
Abstract

The transfer of larvae and adult males of Boophilus microplus (Can.) from 2 infested to 2 uninfested cattle was demonstrated under field conditions in a 0.7-ha paddock in Zimbabwe. The role of host-to-host transfers in the transmission and epidemiology of anaplasmosis and babesiosis is discussed.

Author(s)
Mason, C. A.; Norval, R. A. I.
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 1981, 8, 2, pp 185-188
Abstract

This paper is the first in a series reporting the findings of a national tick survey in Zimbabwe in 1975-80. The genus Boophilus is represented there by B. decoloratus (Koch) (which is indigenous and occurs throughout most of the country) and B. microplus (Can.) (which is a recent introduction from ...

Author(s)
Mason, C. A.; Norval, R. A. I.
Citation
Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 1980, 11, 3/4, pp 36-43
Abstract

A survey on the incidence of antibodies to Babesia bigemina and B. bovis in calves 1-3-years old at 274 localities in Zimbabwe revealed that B. bigemina occurred throughout the country, together with its main vector, Boophilus decoloratus (Koch). The distribution of Babesia bovis closely followed...

Author(s)
Norval, R. A. I.; Fivaz, B. H.; Lawrence, J. A.; Daillecourt, T.
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 1983, 15, 2, pp 87-94