Investigation into the presence of C. ruminantium antigen, using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
(ELISA) in various tick tissues and haemolymph of adult Amblyomma hebraeum ticks revealed that the organism
invades a number of body parts and can be demonstrated in A. hebraeum. In females, the gut, salivary glands,
hypodermis and synganglion and in males, the salivary glands and gut showed the highest concentration.