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Related to cattle tick: Rhipicephalus microplus
A brown tick (Boophilus annulatus) whose bite transmits the causative agent of Texas fever in cattle.
Rhipicephalus microplusA haematophagous hard tick that is the most important tick parasite of livestock in the world—it may decrease production, damage hides and serve as a vector for arboviral and bacterial (babesiosis due to Babesia bigemina, and B bovis and anaplasmosis due to Anaplasma marginale) infections.
Cattle, buffalo, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, deer, pigs, dogs and some wild animals.
Everyplace in the world, except the US.
members of the family Bovidae. There are wild cattle (Bibos spp.) including Banteng, Gaur and Gayal. They resemble domestic cattle but have a hump on their back. Domestic cattle are all members of the Bos genus. There are two species: Bos taurus or European or British breeds of cattle, and Bos indicus the Zebu or oriental domestic cattle. The common breeds of each are set out below. Interbreeding between the species is common, the offspring being called taurindicus or zeboid cattle.
breeds of cattle bred especially for the economic production of meat. See beef breeds.
cattle breeding herds
commercial cattle herds which produce beef calves for sale to fatteners.
cattle used to produce milk or meat for the general market.
cattle used solely for the production of dairy products. Called also milk or milch cows. See dairy breeds.
most breeds of cattle in continental Europe are of this type. They produce heavy yields of milk and are also good carcass cattle. See dual-purpose.
see hypoderma. Called also warble fly.
cattle that are registered in a recognized stud book.
cattle produced by matings between members of the same breed, not necessarily pedigreed cattle.
pedigree cattle maintained as a separate herd, whose offspring are ofen sold as breeders, forming a major source of income for the enterprise.
any one of a large variety of tick species, the title being used locally to designate the preponderant species.
farmers' term for weaned calves, yearlings and 2-year old-cattle.