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The cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus annulatus (Say), is an economically destructive arthropod because of its ability to vector bovine babesiosis. Cattle fever ticks can spend more than 90% of their life cycle as questing larvae, but the effect of climatic factors on their off-host behavior and...

Author(s)
Zamora, E. J.; Leal, B.; Thomas, D. B.; Dearth, R. K.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2020, 11, 1, pp 101317
Abstract

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
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

This paper highlights the immense progress that has been made in veterinary entomology, demonstrates that highly significant pest issues persist in animal agriculture, and points out that academic programmes in veterinary entomology are in serious trouble in the USA and Canada. As examples, the...

Author(s)
Mullens, B. A.; Hinkle, N. C.; Fryxell, R. T.; Rochon, K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
American Entomologist, 2018, 64, 1, pp 20-31
Abstract

We collected ticks from feral swine, Sus scrofa L., during 1-3 September 2015, in pastures known to be infested by southern cattle ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini), at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Cameron County, Texas, U.S.A. All 81 examined feral swine...

Author(s)
Corn, J. L.; Duhaime, R. A.; Alfred, J. T.; Mertins, J. W.; Leland, B. R.; Sramek, R. L.; Moczygemba, J. D.; Shaw, D. W.
Publisher
Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, London, UK
Citation
Systematic and Applied Acarology, 2016, 21, 9/12, pp 1564-1570
Abstract

Cattle fever ticks (CFT), vectors of bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis, were eradicated from the United States by 1943, but are frequently reintroduced from neighboring border states of Mexico via stray cattle and wildlife hosts including white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) (WTD) and nilgai ...

Author(s)
Goolsby, J. A.; Singh, N. K.; Ortega-S, A., Jr.; Hewitt, D. G.; Campbell, T. A.; Wester, D.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2017, 6, 2, pp 100-107
Abstract

Rickettsial infection in dog-associated ticks in three rural communities of Yucatan, Mexico was investigated using qPCR and nested PCR assays. A total of 319 dogs were studied and ticks samples were collected. A total of 170 dogs were infested with ticks (frequency of 53.4%). Overall, 1,380 ticks...

Author(s)
Ojeda-Chi, M. M.; Rodriguez-Vivas, R. I.; Esteve-Gasent, M. D.; León, A. A. P. de; Modarelli, J. J.; Villegas-Perez, S. L.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2019, 66, 1, pp 102-110
Abstract

Background: The studies reported here were conducted to assess the efficacy of ivermectin long-acting injection (IVM LAI; IVOMEC® GOLD, Merial; 3.15% w/v ivermectin) for the treatment and control of natural infestations of cattle by Hypoderma bovis and Hypoderma lineatum, which are the most...

Author(s)
Otranto, D.; Johnson, G.; Syvrud, K.; Yoon, S.; Hunter, J. S., III; Rehbein, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2016, 9, 551, pp (18 October 2016)

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