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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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Identification and characterization of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus candidate protective antigens for the control of cattle tick infestations.
Subolesin: A candidate vaccine antigen for the control of cattle tick infestations in Indian situation.
Acaricidal activity of extracts from Petiveria alliacea (Phytolaccaceae) against the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Acaricidal effect of herbal extracts against cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus using in vitro studies.
In a comprehensive study, 95% ethanolic extract of Ricinus communis was tested in vitro against cattle ticks.
The effects of precocene treatment on egg wax production in Gene's organ and egg viability in the cattle tick Boophilus microplus (Acarina: Ixodidae): an ultrastructural study.
The effect of cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) on the growth of Bos indicus X B.
Genome size and organization in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis and the Southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus.
Moreover, "spraying of nearby pastureland for cattle ticks may result in high levels of pesticides in field runoff [of rains], which is the only source of water for the troughs," he says.
African tick-bite fever (ATBF), a recently rediscovered rickettsiosis of the spotted fever group, is caused by Rickettsia africae, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, transmitted by cattle ticks of the Amblyomma genus (1-5).
africae was initially isolated from Amblyomma cattle ticks in 1973, the first evidence of its pathogenic role in humans was seen in 1992 in a patient who, after a tick bite, had fever, an inoculation eschar, regional lymphadenopathy, but no cutaneous rash (9).