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Prevalence of Ticks in Sheep and Goats in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu

P. Suresh Kumar

TamilNadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University, Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Elambalur – 621 220. Perambalur (Dt), Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 58 to 59
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


The prevalence of ticks in sheep and goats was studied from Perambalur district of TamilNadu. A total of 1100 sheep and goats (400 sheep, 700 goats) were examined and 557 (51.00%) were found positive for tick infestation. It was observed that 57.00% sheep and 47.00% goats were infested with ticks. Ear was the commonest site for tick infestation both in sheep (85.96%) and goats (62.00%), followed by thighs in sheep (5.26%) and around eyes in goats (11.55%). Ticks collected from sheep and goats belonged to the genera Rhipicephalus, Hyalomma and Haemaphysalis spp.

Key Words: Ticks , Prevalence, Sheep, Goat, Perambalur,Tamil Nadu

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