Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases of Livestock Belonging to Resource-poor Farmers in the Eastern Free State of South Africa

@article{Mbati2002TicksAT,
  title={Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases of Livestock Belonging to Resource-poor Farmers in the Eastern Free State of South Africa},
  author={Peter A. Mbati and Motseki Hlatshwayo and M. Mtshali and Kagiso R. Mogaswane and Theo D. De Waal and Olusegun O. Dipeolu},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={217-224}
}
The paper provides a summary of three studies conducted in the eastern Free State of South Africa between 1998 and 2000. In a questionnaire-based study approximately 21% of interviewed resource-poor farmers (n = 150) indicated that they experienced problems with ticks and tick-borne diseases. About 56% of farmers indicated that tick-related problems were most severe in summer, while 32% indicated that the most problems were encountered in winter. About 12% indicated that the tick problems were… CONTINUE READING

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