Host-Parasite Relationship of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae and Argasidae) and Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) in the Nhecolândia Region of the Pantanal Wetlands in Mato Grosso do Sul

@inproceedings{Canado2013HostParasiteRO,
  title={Host-Parasite Relationship of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae and Argasidae) and Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) in the Nhecol{\^a}ndia Region of the Pantanal Wetlands in Mato Grosso do Sul},
  author={Paulo Henrique Duarte Cançado and Jo{\~a}o Luiz Hor{\'a}cio Faccini and Heitor Miraglia Herrera and Luiz Eduardo Roland Tavares and Guilherme de Miranda Mour{\~a}o and Eliane Mattos Piranda and Rita de C{\'a}ssia da Silva Paes and Carla Carolina Dias Uzedo Ribeiro and Tarcilla Corrente Borghesan and A. K. Piacenti and M. A. Kinas and Carolina Caetano dos Santos and Tatiana M Ono and Fernando Paiva},
  booktitle={ISRN parasitology},
  year={2013}
}
Feral pigs (S. scrofa) were introduced to the Pantanal region around 200 years ago and the population appears to be in expansion. Its eradication is considered to be impossible. The population of feral pigs in the Pantanal wetlands is currently estimated at one million. Two scientific excursions were organized. The first was conducted during the dry season, when 21 feral pigs were captured and the second was during the wet season, when 23 feral pigs were captured. Ticks were collected and the… CONTINUE READING