The Ixodid Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa

Authors: Horak, I.G., Heyne, H., Williams, R., Gallivan, G.J., Spickett, A., Bezuidenhout, J.D., Estrada-Peña, A.

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  • Comprehensive work on the ticks of Southern Africa, their morphology, distributions, hosts and life cycles
  • Comprehensive tick/host tables and host/tick tables populated with numbers of hosts infested and most tables with total numbers of ticks collected
  • Tick-borne diseases and tick-transmitted toxins that affect animals and humans are mentioned in the text and their modes of transmission summarized in tabular format with accompanying references
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This is a comprehensive work summarizing the current state of knowledge of the biology of the hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Maputo Province, Mozambique). It provides an overview of the history of tick research in Southern Africa and the evolution of our knowledge of the ticks’ distribution and biology, as well as the methods used to determine tick distribution, abundance and host preference. The morphologies of most of the tick species known to occur in Southern Africa are described and illustrated, and their distributions are described and mapped in relation to the biomes of the region. The known hosts for each tick species are listed, and the tick’s host preferences are discussed. Information on most species life cycle in the laboratory and the field, and their seasonal occurrence, is summarized. The diseases of animals and humans transmitted or caused by each tick species are summarized in relation to tick ecology. Aspects of the biology of the major hosts relevant to tick infestations are described, and extensive tick/host and host/tick lists are provided for each country

About the authors

Ivan G. Horak is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

Heloise Heyne is a Senior Technician and the Curator of the Gertrud Theiler Tick Museum, in the section Epidemiology, Parasites & Vectors, Agricultural Research Council–Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

G. James Gallivan Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Formerly Department of Biology, University of Swaziland, P/B Kwaluseni, Swaziland. 

Roy Williams is a Senior Researcher in the section Epidemiology, Agricultural Research Council–Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

Arthur M. Spickett is a retired Senior Researcher in the section Epidemiology, Parasites & Vectors at the Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

J. Dürr Bezuidenhout is a retired Veterinary Researcher and Deputy Director of the Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

Agustín Estrada-Peña is a Professor in the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.

Reviews

“I would thoroughly recommend this book to researchers, practicing veterinarians and libraries, as it is a remarkable source of scientific reference and will remain so for many years. The book is a culmination of years of research and tick identifications by most of the authors and also draw on contributions of several other researchers in the region. The quality, breadth and depth of the work makes it a “One-stop Shop” for information on the identification, biology and of course the history of ticks from southern Africa. The figures and tables are clear and of high quality.” (Sonja Matthee, Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa)

 

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ixodid Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70642-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70642-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70640-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09977-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 676
Number of Illustrations
125 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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