Rhipicephalus microplus

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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.

Hosts
Cattle, buffalo, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, deer, pigs, dogs and some wild animals.

Range
Everyplace in the world, except the US.
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One example of exotic ticks that effects the United States is Boophilus annulatus and B microplus, also known respectively as the cattle fever tick and the southern cattle tick, that were imported here by Spanish colonists who brought tick-infested cattle and horses with them.
Detection and characterization of amitraz resistance in the southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Genome size and organization in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis and the Southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus.
Cattle fever ticks--which include the southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, and the cattle tick, B.
The cattle fever tick and the southern cattle tick were eradicated from the United States in 1946.
In Mexico, the southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, has developed resistance to organophos-phates and pyrethroids," notes entomologist John E.
Evidence for role of white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) in epizootiology of cattle ticks and southern cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in reinfestations along the Texas/Mexico border in South Texas: a review and update.

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