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Studies on ticks of veterinary importance in Nigeria. VIII. Differences observed in the biology of ticks which fed on different domestic animal hosts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6714846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ticks of the species Amblyomma variegatum (Fabr.), Boophilus decoloratus (Koch), Boophilus geigyi Aeschl. et Morel, and Hyalomma rufipes Koch were detached from cattle, sheep and horses and the influence of these various hosts on the biology of ticks was investigated. No A. variegatum was found in horses. The parameters studied were preoviposition and oviposition periods, ovipositional capacity, eclosion period, hatching patterns, egg sizes and temperature effect. Although the preoviposition and eclosion periods were similar in each tick species irrespective of the host from which the adults were detached, the oviposition period was longest among ticks detached from cattle and least among those detached from horses. The ticks engorged on cattle also laid the highest number of eggs and those which engorged on horses laid the least number. The hatching pattern of the eggs in any tick species was not influenced by the host from which the female was detached. The lengths of eggs of the ticks whose adults were detached from horses were generally smaller than those detached from cattle and sheep. Temperature affected the adult females detached from cattle, sheep and horses equally and this was also true of the larvae they produced. The practical field applications of these results are discussed.
O O Dipeolu; C A Adeyefa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia parasitologica     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0015-5683     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Parasitol.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-21     Completed Date:  1984-06-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065750     Medline TA:  Folia Parasitol (Praha)     Country:  CZECHOSLOVAKIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cattle / parasitology*
Feeding Behavior
Horses / parasitology*
Host-Parasite Interactions
Ovum / physiology
Sheep / parasitology*
Ticks / physiology*

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