New foci of Rhipicephalus microplus in West Africa

Show simple item record Madder, Maxime Adehan, S. De Deken, Reginald Adehan, R. Lokossou, R. 2012-05-23T09:04:11Z 2012-05-23T09:04:11Z 2012-04
dc.description.abstract The invasive character of Rhipicephalus microplus was observed in Benin, the second West-African country from which this ticks species has been collected after the initial confirmed record in Ivory Coast in 2007. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Mono to examine the presence of the tick R. microplus. The survey covered 9 herds (villages) in an agro-ecological zone inhabited by agro-pastoralists, including the State Farm of Kpinnou that imported Girolando cattle from Brazil. Almost 800 ticks were sampled from 36 cattle, on average four cattle per village. The morphological identification revealed ticks of two different genera: Rhipicephalus and Amblyomma. Rhipicephalus microplus was the only representative of the species previously known as Boophilus or blue ticks. Its taxonomic identity was confirmed molecularly by PCR–RFLP. A comparison was made with the situation of R. microplus in Brazil. en
dc.description.librarian ab2012 en
dc.description.sponsorship The Belgian Development Cooperation (BDC) for the financial support of this research project as part of a Masters programme offered by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. en
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dc.identifier.citation Madder, M, Adehan, S, De Deken, R, Adehan, R & Lokossou, R 2012, 'New foci of Rhipicephalus microplus in West Africa', Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 385-390, doi: 10.1007/s10493-012-9522-4. en
dc.identifier.issn 0168-8162 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1572-9702 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s10493-012-9522-4
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
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dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Microplus en
dc.subject Girolando en
dc.subject.lcsh Rhipicephalus en
dc.subject.lcsh Ticks -- West Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Boophilus en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle tick en
dc.title New foci of Rhipicephalus microplus in West Africa en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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