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Ixodid Ticks (Arachnida: Acari) Prevalence Associated with Risk Factors in the Bovine Host in District Quetta, Baluchistan

Ixodid Ticks (Arachnida: Acari) Prevalence Associated with Risk Factors in the Bovine Host in District Quetta, Baluchistan

Nosheen Rafiq1, Asmatullah Kakar2,*, Arshad Ghani3, Asim Iqbal2, Wali Mohammad Achakzai2, Shagufta Sadozai2, Mohammad Shafiq4 and Mohammad Alam Mengal5 

1Department of Zoology, Sardar Bahadur Khan Woman University, Quetta-87300, Pakistan
2Department of Zoology, University of Balochistan, Quetta-87300, Pakistan 
3Government College of Agriculture, Baleli, Quetta-87300, Pakistan 
4Department of Commerce, University of Baluchistan, Quetta-87300, Pakistan
5Center for Advanced Studies in Vaccinology and Biotechnology, University of Baluchistan, Quetta-87300, Pakistan 

*       Corresponding author: asmardanzai@yahoo.com

Fig 1

 Map of Baluchistan province showing district Quetta.

Fig 2

Map of district Quetta. Blue circles showing study area.

Fig 3

District Quetta guide map. Red circles showing area of study.

Fig 4

Three genera of ticks collected from the cattle species from selected farms in Quetta, Baluchistan. Dorsal view of Hyalomma male (A), Hyalomma female (B), Hyalomma aegyptium male (C), Hyalomma aegyptium female (D), Dermacenter andersoni male (E), Dermacenter andersoni female (F), Boophilus microplus male (G) and Boophilus microplus female (H). Photographs indicate 30 mm.

Fig 5

Distribution ratio of three genera and four species of ixodid tick parasite collected from domestic cow breed, Bovis permiginus in district Quetta.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

October

Vol. 49, Iss. 5, Pages 1547-1936

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