Title: DISTRIBUTION AND PREVALENCE OF TICK INFESTATION ON BOVINES IN AND AROUND JABALPUR, MADHYA PRADESH
Authors: Ram Naresh Katuri, G Das and Alok Kumar Singh
Source: Ruminant Science (2017)-6(1):63-67.
Cite this reference as: Katuri Ram Naresh, Das G and Singh Alok Kumar (2017). Distribution and prevalence of tick infestation on bovines in and around Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Ruminant Science 6(1):63-67.
To investigate the occurrence of ticks on bovines a survey was conducted for a period of six months in September and December and from January to April in and around Jabalpur, M.P, India. A total of 2400 bovines were examined on random basis, out of which 55.83% (1340) animals were found infested with ticks. On seasonal investigation, highest tick infestation was found in rainy season (82%) followed by spring (76.94%) and winter (33.16%). Age wise highest percentage of tick infestations was observed in animals <1 year of age (72.97%). Prevalence of tick infestation in relation to gender has shown higher infestation rates in male (59.97%) as compared to female animals (54.01%) irrespective of species of animals under study. On the basis of morphological studies, the ticks identified are Rhipicephalus (Boophilus)microplus and Hyalomma anatolicum out of which the R.B. microplus was highly abundant.
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