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Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: a most successful invasive tick species in West-Africa

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Show simple item record Madder, M. Thys, E. Achi, L. Touré, A. De Deken, R. 2011-01-06T12:21:47Z 2011-01-06T12:21:47Z 2011
dc.identifier.issn 0168-8162
dc.identifier.other ITG-A1A
dc.identifier.other ITG-A2A
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD29
dc.description.abstract The cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is known to be a highly reproductive and efficient vector of Babesia bovis, two characters which make this tick a threat to livestock keeping in many continents. The authors identified this tick in Ivory Coast, West Africa, in 2007, and hypothesized the spread to be minimal, as this tick was not observed in previous years. To determine the extent of its distribution and to a lesser extent the possible impact of the tick on the livelihoods of Ivorian smallholders, a cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Abidjan and Agboville Departments of Ivory Coast, in April 2008. The results of the study reveal that the newly introduced tick has almost completely displaced all indigenous Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) species in the study area and gave rise to unsuccessful tick control, inappropriate pesticide use, loss of milk production and even increased mortality in dairy cattle. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Babesia bovis en
dc.subject Vectors en
dc.subject Ticks en
dc.subject Rhipicephalus microplus en
dc.subject Boophilus microplus en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Livestock en
dc.subject Distribution en
dc.subject Impact en
dc.subject Indigenous populations en
dc.subject Côte d'Ivoire en
dc.subject Africa, West en
dc.title Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: a most successful invasive tick species in West-Africa en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 2 en
dc.citation.jtitle Experimental and Applied Acarology en
dc.citation.volume 53 en
dc.citation.pages 139-145 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Exp Appl Acarol en

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