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cattle tick

A brown tick (Boophilus annulatus) whose bite transmits the causative agent of Texas fever in cattle.

Rhipicephalus microplus

A 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.

beef 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.
commercial cattle
cattle used to produce milk or meat for the general market.
dairy cattle
cattle used solely for the production of dairy products. Called also milk or milch cows. See dairy breeds.
cattle dog
dogs used to herd and work cattle. See australian cattle dog, working dogs.
dual-purpose cattle
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.
cattle grubs
see hypoderma. Called also warble fly.
cattle louse
pedigree cattle
cattle that are registered in a recognized stud book.
purebred cattle
cattle produced by matings between members of the same breed, not necessarily pedigreed cattle.
stud cattle
pedigree cattle maintained as a separate herd, whose offspring are ofen sold as breeders, forming a major source of income for the enterprise.
cattle tick
any one of a large variety of tick species, the title being used locally to designate the preponderant species.
young cattle
farmers' term for weaned calves, yearlings and 2-year old-cattle.
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The novel mitochondrial gene arrangement of the cattle tick, Boophilus microplus: five fold tandem repetition of a coding region.
Identification of a mutation in the parasodium channel gene of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus associated with resistance to flumethrin but not to cypermethrin.
The productivity effects of cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) infestation on cattle with particular reference to Bos indicus cattle and their crosses.
Larval immersion tests with ivermectin in populations of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) from State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Acaricidal propertie of essencial oil and precocene II obtained from Calea aerrata (Astraceae) on the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Marufu and associates have also reported that higher prevalence of cattle tick infestation in hot-wet season (Marufu et al.
Simulation of control strategies for the cattle tick Boophilus microplus employing vaccination with a recombinant Bm86 antigen preparation.
Control of the cattle tick Boophilus microplus with Metarhizium anisopliae, laboratory and field studies
annulatus, the American cattle tick which was once widespread in the southern United States and transmitted the protozoan Babesia bigemina, the causative agent of Texas cattle fever (also known as red-water disease); Boo.
Blood concentration in the cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) is greatest during the last hours of final feeding when engorged females consumed a concentrated blood meal twice their own weight (Seifert et al.