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Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1996;9(5): 567-570.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1996.567    Published online October 1, 1996.
Prevalence of economically important ticks in cattle and goat at Chittagong Hilly areas of Bangladesh
A. H. M. Kamal, K. H. Uddin, M. M. Islam, M. M. H. Mondal
Abstract
The studies on the prevalence of ixodid ticks during July 1991 to June 1992 in five thanas of Chittagong hilly area in Bangladesh revealed that 65.45% cattle and 44.4% goats were infested with Boophilus microplus, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and Haemaphysallis bisinosa. Aside these, only 4.62% cattle were found infested with Amblyomma sp. The tick infestation was highest in summer and declined gradually through rainy season to lowest in winter.
Keywords: Prevalence; Tick; Boophilus; Rhipicephalus; Haemaphysalis; Amblyomma


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