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Determination the frequency of Ixodid ticks on the sheep in Khorasan Razavi province, Iran

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Author(s): Razmi, G.R. | Najarnejad, V. | Rashtibaf, M.

Journal: Archives of Razi Institute
ISSN 0365-3439

Volume: 66;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 129;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Ixodid tick | sheep | Khorasan Razavi province

ABSTRACT
A survey was carried out to investigate the frequency of hard tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) on sheep inKhorasan Razvi province. A total of 812 ticks were collected from the sheep of different areas of KhorsanRazavi province five species were identified as follow: Rhipicephalus turanicus (59.23%), Hyalomma.marginatum turanicum (25.73%), Hyalomma excavatum (14.8%), Hyalomma anatolicum(8.3%), and Dermacentor niveus (4.8%). The frequency of tick infestation in southern parts was greater than northern parts of the province. R. turanicuss and H. m. turanicum. Were dominant ticks in the province.
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