Ticks associated with the three largest wild ruminant species in southern Africa.

@article{Horak2007TicksAW,
  title={Ticks associated with the three largest wild ruminant species in southern Africa.},
  author={Ivan G. Horak and Habib Golezardy and Arina C U Uys},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={2007},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={231-42}
}
The objective of this study was to assess the host status of the three largest southern African wild ruminants, namely giraffes, Giraffa camelopardalis, African buffaloes, Syncerus caffer, and eland, Taurotragus oryx for ixodid ticks. To this end recently acquired unpublished data are added here to already published findings on the tick burdens of these animals, and the total numbers and species of ticks recorded on 12 giraffes, 18 buffaloes and 36 eland are summarized and discussed. Twenty… CONTINUE READING
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