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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2006 Vol.7 No.11 P.912-921


Importance of ticks and their chemical and immunological control in livestock

Author(s):  RAJPUT Zahid Iqbal, HU Song-hua, CHEN Wan-jun, ARIJO Abdullah G., XIAO Chen-wen

Affiliation(s):  Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   rao_rajput2002@yahoo.com, songhua@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Tick, Tick fever, Tick control, Livestock, Ecto-parasites, Tick resistance

RAJPUT Zahid Iqbal, HU Song-hua, CHEN Wan-jun, ARIJO Abdullah G., XIAO Chen-wen. Importance of ticks and their chemical and immunological control in livestock[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2006, 7(11): 912-921.

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The medical and economic importance of ticks has long been recognized due to their ability to transmit diseases to humans and animals. ticks cause great economic losses to livestock, and adversely affect livestock hosts in several ways. Loss of blood is a direct effect of ticks acting as potential vector for haemo-protozoa and helminth parasites. Blood sucking by large numbers of ticks causes reduction in live weight and anemia among domestic animals, while their bites also reduce the quality of hides. However, major losses caused by ticks are due to their ability to transmit protozoan, rickettsial and viral diseases of livestock, which are of great economic importance world-wide. There are quite a few methods for controlling ticks, but every method has certain shortcomings. The present review is focused on ticks importance and their control.

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