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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Effect of vaccination with a recombinant Bm86 antigen preparation in natural infestations of Boophilus microplus in grazing dairy and beef pure and cross-bred cattle in Brazil.
anisopliae was also considered as a potential acaricide as it showed high efficacy against organophosphate-resistant strains and susceptible strains of the Boophilus microplus tick (Fernandez-Ruvalcaba et al., 2005).
Transmission of Anaplasma marginale with adult Boophilus microplus ticks fed as nymphs on calves with different levels of rickettsemia.
Prueba de establo para evaluar la efectividad de la vacuna TickVac MK contra Boophilus microplus. Rev.
Light microscopy diagnosis of Babesia and Theileria in haemolymph of artificially infected Boophilus microplus engorged female ticks.
Comparative effectiveness of Coumaphos treatments applied by different for the control of Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Redondo et al., "Control of ticks resistant to immunization with Bm86 in cattle vaccinated with the recombinant antigen Bm95 isolated from the cattle tick, Boophilus microplus," Vaccine, vol.
In vitro efficacy of extracts of Melia azedarach against the tick Boophilus microplus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 17: 228-231.
(2005) who reported higher prevalence of Boophilus microplus (54%) in cattle during a study conducted in Guatemala.