Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983

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Atinafu Regasa

Department of Jarso Woreda Livestock and Fishery Development Office Gerontology, East Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Identification of Tick Species and Bovine Tick Infestation in Dire Dawa Administration, Eastern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Anwar Jemal*, Shubisa Abera, Hailegebrae Bededa and Atinafu Regasa

    A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2018 to April 2019 to determine the prevalence and to identify the common hard tick species infesting cattle in the Dire Dawa Administration, Eastern Ethiopia. A total of 384 cattle were selected randomly and examined for the presence of the tick. Of the total animals examined 63.01% were found to be infested by one or more tick species. A total of 1,136 adult ticks were collected from infested animals during the study period, five tick species from three genera were identified. The identified tick species were included: Amblyomma gemma (6.33%), Amblyomma variegatum (42.43%), Rhipicephalus evertsi evertis (11.27%), Rhipicephalus Pullchelus (21.65%), and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (18.31%) with their respective prevalence. The most prevalent species was A. variegatum (42.42%) followed by R. Pullchelus (21.65%) and the least.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0983.21.10.243

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