Studies On Ixodid Cattle Ticks From Some Selected Sites Of Central Oromia Regional State Species Composition Seasonal Variation And Control Practices

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A study was conducted to determine the distribution, prevalence and seasonal variation of tickrnspecies on cattle in central Oromia regional State using cross-sectional and longitudinal studyrnmethods. During the study period a total of 10,085 adult ixodid ticks were collected from arnhalf body regions of 918 cattle in three agro-ecological zones during wet and dry seasons .Ofrnthese collected ticks 5542 were males whereas 4543 were females. Results of the studyrnshowed that an overall prevalence of 87.1 % tick infestation on cattle was recorded. In thernstudy four genera and seven species of ixodid ticks were identified during the wet periodrnwhereas similar number of genera but six species of ixodid ticks were identified during therndry periods. Amblyomma ,Boophilus Rhipicephalus and Hyalomma tick genera werernidentified during the two seasons. Five different species of ticks were identified from thernhighland altitude. Significantly (p

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Studies On Ixodid Cattle Ticks From Some Selected Sites Of Central  Oromia Regional State Species Composition Seasonal  Variation And Control  Practices

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