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Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Northern Sudan.
Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2009 Jun; 76(2):177-85.OJ

Abstract

Monthly total body tick collections from 13-20 camels were conducted for 2 consecutive years (2000-2001) in Northern Sudan. Tick populations were correlated with locality, season, predeliction site, sex and coat colour. Hyalomma dromedarii was found to be the predominant (89%) tick species infesting the camels. Other tick species found in very low numbers were Hyalomma impeltatum (7.7%), Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum (3.3%), Hyalomma truncatum (0.29%), Hyalomma marginatum rufipes (0.25%), Rhipicephalus praetextatus (0.30%) and Rhipicephalus sanguineus group (0.09%). Nymphs of the genus Hyalomma were collected in significant numbers. Adult ticks significantly preferred to attach to the lower parts of the camel's body for feeding while the nymphs preferred the back of the animal. Female camels harboured more ticks than males while higher infestations were recorded on camels with a grey coat colour compared to those with a brown coat colour. Ticks were found on camels throughout the year and increased in numbers during March to October with a peak in September.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Atbara Veterinary Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 121, Atbara, Sudan. elghaliaahmed@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20698438

Citation

Elghali, A, and S M. Hassan. "Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Infesting Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) in Northern Sudan." The Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 76, no. 2, 2009, pp. 177-85.
Elghali A, Hassan SM. Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Northern Sudan. Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2009;76(2):177-85.
Elghali, A., & Hassan, S. M. (2009). Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Northern Sudan. The Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 76(2), 177-85.
Elghali A, Hassan SM. Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Infesting Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) in Northern Sudan. Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2009;76(2):177-85. PubMed PMID: 20698438.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Northern Sudan. AU - Elghali,A, AU - Hassan,S M, PY - 2010/8/12/entrez PY - 2009/6/1/pubmed PY - 2010/9/16/medline SP - 177 EP - 85 JF - The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research JO - Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res. VL - 76 IS - 2 N2 - Monthly total body tick collections from 13-20 camels were conducted for 2 consecutive years (2000-2001) in Northern Sudan. Tick populations were correlated with locality, season, predeliction site, sex and coat colour. Hyalomma dromedarii was found to be the predominant (89%) tick species infesting the camels. Other tick species found in very low numbers were Hyalomma impeltatum (7.7%), Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum (3.3%), Hyalomma truncatum (0.29%), Hyalomma marginatum rufipes (0.25%), Rhipicephalus praetextatus (0.30%) and Rhipicephalus sanguineus group (0.09%). Nymphs of the genus Hyalomma were collected in significant numbers. Adult ticks significantly preferred to attach to the lower parts of the camel's body for feeding while the nymphs preferred the back of the animal. Female camels harboured more ticks than males while higher infestations were recorded on camels with a grey coat colour compared to those with a brown coat colour. Ticks were found on camels throughout the year and increased in numbers during March to October with a peak in September. SN - 0030-2465 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20698438/Ticks__Acari:_Ixodidae__infesting_camels__Camelus_dromedarius__in_Northern_Sudan_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -