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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 74-80
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2007.74.80
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Tick parasites of domestic animals of Kerala, South India

K. Prakasan and N. Ramani

A three year study was carried out on the domestic animals of Kerala for the presence of tick infestation. Eighteen tick species viz. Haemaphysalis bispinosa Neumann, 1897, H. intermedia Warburton and Nuttall, 1909, H. turturis Nuttall and Warburton, 1915, H. aculeata Lavarra, 1904, H. cuspidata Warburton, 1910, H. spinigera Neumann, 1897, H. knobigera sp. nov*., Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides (Supino, 1897), R. sanguineus (Latreille, 1806), R. (Boophilus) annulatus (Say, 1821), R. (B.) microplus (Canestrini, 1887), R. ( B.) decoloratus (Koch, 1844), Hyalomma marginatum isaaci Sharif, 1928, H. anatolicum anatolicum Koch, 1844, H. hussaini Sharif, 1928, Nosomma monstrosum (Nuttall and Warburton, 1908), N. keralensis sp. nov** and Amblyomma integrum Karsch, 1879 were collected form various domestic animals. Dogs showed the maximum rate of infestation (84.0%) and cats had the lowest (8.33%).
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K. Prakasan and N. Ramani, 2007. Tick parasites of domestic animals of Kerala, South India . Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2: 74-80.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2007.74.80






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