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J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2006 Sep;77(3):141-4.

A survey of free-living ixodid ticks on a commercial game farm in the Thabazimbi District, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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Department of Nature Conservation Tshwane University of Technology, Private Bag X680, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa.

Abstract

Free-living stages of ticks on a commercial game farm in the Thabazimbi District, Limpopo Province, South Africa, were collected by drag-sampling with flannel strips during the period September 2003 to August 2004. A total of 5 tick species was collected from 4 sites. Boophilus decoloratus was the most abundant species, followed by Amblyomma hebraeum. Seasonal abundance of the ticks was quantified and an optimum time to implement control measures against the ticks is proposed.

PMID:
17137055
DOI:
10.4102/jsava.v77i3.362
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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