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Detection of haemoparasites in cattle by reverse line blot hybridisation with a note on the distribution of ticks in Sicily.
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The tick distribution appeared to be seasonal with Hyalomma marginatum as the most frequently observed tick and Boophilus annulatus and Ixodes ricinus as the least frequently observed ticks. Expand
Simultaneous detection of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in ruminants and detection of Ehrlichia ruminantium in Amblyomma variegatum ticks by reverse line blot hybridization.
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A developed reverse line blot (RLB) assay for simultaneous detection and identification of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in domestic ruminants and ticks and shows that E. ruminantium could be detected in adult ticks even if feeding of nymphs was carried out 3.5 years post-infection. Expand
Equine and Canine Anaplasma phagocytophilum Strains Isolated on the Island of Sardinia (Italy) Are Phylogenetically Related to Pathogenic Strains from the United States
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Phylogenetic analysis revealed that Sardinian strains are genetically distinct from the two lineages previously described in Europe and are closely related to strains isolated in different areas of the United States. Expand
Molecular detection of pathogen DNA in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae): A review
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Literature on DNA extraction methods, PCR protocols, primers and probes, which are in use for the successful detection and identification of pathogens in ticks, are critically reviewed. Expand
Molecular Detection of Anaplasma Platys in Dogs Using Polymerase Chain Reaction and Reverse Line Blot Hybridization
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Polymerase chain reaction performed on the Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks collected from those dogs showed that they were also infected with A. platys and there was no correlation between infection status and age or breed of the dogs. Expand
Atlantic Shorelines Natural History and Ecology
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Theses and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2nd Ed. Expand
Poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) infestation: a broad impact parasitological disease that still remains a significant challenge for the egg-laying industry in Europe
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It is concluded that effective and sustainable treatment approach to control poultry red mite infestation is urgently required, included integrated pest management. Expand
Should the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae be of wider concern for veterinary and medical science?
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Although reported cases of D. gallinae infesting mammals are relatively rare, when coupled with the reported genetic plasticity of this species and evidence of permanent infestations on non-avian hosts, potential for host-expansion may exist, it is concluded that further research should be urgently conducted to confirm the full extent of the threat posed to the veterinary and medical sectors. Expand
Occurrence of anthelmintic resistant equine cyathostome populations in central and southern Italy.
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The results indicate that multiple drug resistant equine cyathostomes are present in the central and southern regions of Italy and call for a geographically and numerically broader investigation of horse farms in all regions. Expand
Ticks (Ixodidae) from passerine birds in the Carpathian region
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Birds have been found to be a reservoir host of borrelia, with a total of 75 birds of 16 species infested with subadult ticks of Ixodes ricinus species (prevalence of parasitization 5%). Expand
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