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Parasites of domestic and wild animals in South Africa. XXXI. Adult ixodid ticks on sheep in the Cape Province and in the Orange Free State.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1297957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four to 10 Dorper sheep on each of 12 farms in the Cape Province and 3 farms in the Orange Free State were examined for adult ixodid ticks at approximately 2- to 4-weekly intervals over periods varying from 4 to 18 months, commencing during January, February or April 1989. The farms in the Cape Province were located in the north-west, south-west and south of the province. Those in the Orange Free State were situated in the north-east and in the south. The sheep in the Cape Province harboured 10 species of ixodid ticks and the seasonal abundances of Ixodes rubicundus, Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi, Rhipicephalus gertrudae and Hyalomma truncatum were determined. The animals in the Orange Free State were infested with 7 tick species and the seasonal abundances of I. rubicundus, R. evertsi and Hyalomma marginatum rufipes were determined.
I G Horak; L J Fourie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0030-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-05     Completed Date:  1993-05-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401107     Medline TA:  Onderstepoort J Vet Res     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort.
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MeSH Terms
Population Density
Sheep Diseases / epidemiology*
South Africa / epidemiology
Tick Infestations / epidemiology,  veterinary*

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