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Tick Vector Biology

Medical and Veterinary Aspects

Authors: Fivaz, Bruce, Petney, Trevor, Horak, Ivan

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The book provides a comprehensive account of ticks and tick-borne diseases occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. It begins with a complete up-to-date overview of the systematics of the Ixodida (Ixodidae, Argasidae and Nutalliellidae) and is followed by a review of the problem of ticks and tick-borne diseases of domestic animals world wide. This leads on to multi-disciplinary approaches to planning tick and tick-borne disease control and to contributions on calculating the economic impact of a tick species such as Amblyomma americanum on beef production systems. Heartwater fever (cowdriosis) and dermatophilosis are endemic in Africa and pose a threat to the North American mainland. The epidemiology of these two diseases is discussed in detail as is the role of frozen vaccines to control bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis. The book also includes chapters on tick transmitted zoonoses such as Lyme borreliosis, tick typhus and ehrlichiosis. It concludes with a review of the acaricidal treatment of tick infestation.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Systematics of the Ixodida (Argasidae, Ixodidae, Nuttalliellidae): An Overview and Some Problems

    Pages 1-21

    Keirans, J. E.

  • Veterinary Significance of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

    Pages 23-33

    Uilenberg, G.

  • Economics, Epidemiology and Ecology: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Planning and Appraisal of Tick and Tick-Borne Disease Control in Southern Africa

    Pages 35-54

    Norval, R. A. I. (et al.)

  • Bio-Economic Impact of Amblyomma americanum in Beef Cattle Production Systems

    Pages 55-69

    Barnard, D. R. (et al.)

  • Biological Processes in the Epidemiology of Heartwater

    Pages 71-86

    Norval, R. A. I. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tick Vector Biology
Book Subtitle
Medical and Veterinary Aspects
Authors
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-76643-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-76643-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-76645-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 193
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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