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Title: Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting common domestic animals in AI-Qasim Province, Saudi Arabia
Authors: AI-Khalifa, M. S
AI-Asgah, N. A.
Diab, F. M.
Issue Date: 1984
Publisher: J. Med. Entomol
Citation: 21, 114-115.
Abstract: Abstract. Ten camels, 10 sheep, and 10 goats were examined for ticks monthly (October 1980-September 1981) on a farm and in a town market in AI-Qasim Province, Saudi Arabia. Sheep and goats were uninvested. Camels were hosts of 1472 Hyalomma ticks (1329 adults, 143 nymphs). The adults were 1045 H. dromedarii, 174 H. anatolicum excarntiim, and 110 of 6 other species/subspecies. The nymphs were not identified to species. Most of these8/7v<v/ow«« species/subspecies are known vectors of disease agents of humans and/or domestic animals. We assume that the generally low tick infestation rates in AI-Qasim may reflect recent modification of the desert environ¬ment for agriculture and the paucity of small wild vertebrates thai serve as hosts of immature ticks of many species.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11056
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