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Economic importance of ticks and tick-borne diseases in animal production - Tanzania



Economic importance of ticks and tick-borne diseases in animal production - Tanzania



Premieres Journees Veterinaires Africaines First African Veterinary Days 31 May 2 June 1987, Hammamet, Tunisia: 243-252



Tanzania, with a cattle population of >12.5 million, of which 90% are tick infested, suffers an annual loss of >35 000 head of cattle from 9 species of ticks: Amblyomma gemma, A. lepidum, A. variegatum, Boophilus decoloratus, B. microplus, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, R. evertsi evertsi, R. pulchellus and R. simus. The effect of ticks and tickborne diseases on animal production in Tanzania and the control measures taken, including the use of acaricides, are described.

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