Effects of wildlife and cattle on tick abundance in central Kenya.

@article{Keesing2013EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of wildlife and cattle on tick abundance in central Kenya.},
  author={Felicia Keesing and Brian F. Allan and Truman P. Young and Richard S Ostfeld},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1410-8}
}
In African savannas, large mammals, both wild and domestic, support an abundant and diverse population of tick ectoparasites. Because of the density of ticks and the many pathogens that they vector, cattle in East Africa are often treated with acaricides. While acaricides are known to be effective at reducing tick burdens on cattle, their effects on the overall abundance and community composition of ticks in savanna ecosystems are less well understood. It is also not known how well tick… CONTINUE READING

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