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The suitability of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) as hosts for the cattle ticks Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus, has been well documented. These ticks have a wide host range, and both transmit Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina, the agents...

Cantu, A.; Ortega-S., J. A.; Mosqueda, J.; Garcia-Vazquez, Z.; Henke, S. E.; George, J. E.
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2007, 43, 3, pp 504-507