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lxodid ticks on dogs belonging to people in rural communities and villages in Maputo Province, Mozambique

C. De Mantos, C. Sitoe, L. Neves, N. R. Bryson, I. G. Horak
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 75, No 2 | a8 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v75i2.8 | © 2008 C. De Mantos, C. Sitoe, L. Neves, N. R. Bryson, I. G. Horak | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 30 August 2008 | Published: 31 August 2008

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C. De Mantos,, South Africa
C. Sitoe,
L. Neves,
N. R. Bryson,
I. G. Horak, Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa, and ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary institute, Onderstepoort 0110 South Africa, and Department of Zoology

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Abstract

The species composition and geographic distribution of ixodid ticks infesting domestic dogs owned by people in rural communities and villages in Maputo Province was established by collecting ticks from dogs at each of 27 localities spread throughout the province. Ticks were collected from a total of 132 dogs, and nine species belonging to four genera were identified. One dog was infested withs six species, three with five and 13 with four species. Haemaphysalis elliptica followed by Rhipicephalus simus were present on dog sat most localities, and their geographic distribution in Maputo Province has been mapped for the first time.

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