The Entomological Guide to Rhipicephalus


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Series: Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior


Target Audience: The current book is very useful for Medical entomology, Parasitology, Epidemiology and Veterinary students and researchers.

Ticks are among the most competent and versatile vectors of pathogens and are second to mosquitoes as vectors of a number of human pathogens. They are the most important vector of pathogens affecting cattle worldwide. Problems with tick-borne diseases were related to the introduction of improved breeds of cattle into tick-infested areas because of their greater productivity compared to well-adapted indigenous breeds. The global loss due to ticks and tick borne diseases (TTBDs) was estimated to be between $13.9 and $18.7 billion annually while in India the cost of controlling TTBDs has been estimated at $498.7 million/annum. Also, cattle infested with ticks and infected with tick-borne disease agents were moved into areas where these tick species had not previously existed. This book is written by an international collection of tick experts of prestigious organizations and covers in-depth information on different aspects of ticks i.e. biology, acaricide resistance, tick-borne diseases, tick management strategies etc. It is a valuable resource for students, academic researchers and professionals because it covers the whole range of ticks and tick-borne diseases. This handbook was assembled through the efforts of five editors and the book chapters’ authors, each of whom contributed to different components of the handbook.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biology, Ecology and Importance of Rhipicephalus Ticks in Brazil
(Renato Andreotti, Marcos Valério Garcia, Leandro de Oliveira Souza Higa and Francisco Tobias Barradas Piña – Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Embrapa Gado de Corte, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil et al.)

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Tick-Borne Diseases
(Adil Khan, Ijaz Ali, Zia Ur Rahman, Furhan Iqbal, Nasreen Nasreen, and Sadaf Niaz – Department of Zoology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan et al.)

Chapter 3. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases in Pakistan
(Asia Parveen, Sehrish Ashraf, Adil Khan, Muhammad Asif and Furhan Iqbal – Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Zoology Division. Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, 60800, Pakistan et al.)

Chapter 4. Current Status of Tick-Borne Diseases in India
(Sachin Kumar, Anil Kumar Sharma, Gajanan M. Chigure, Ashok K. Chaubey and Srikanta Ghosh – Division of Parasitology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly (UP), India et al.)

Chapter 5. Integrated Tick Management
(Muhammad Arfan Zaman and Uzma Mehreen – Section of Parasitology, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang-Pakistan)

Chapter 6. Livestock Breeding Intervention to Control Tick and Tick Borne Diseases in Tropics
(Jay Prakash Gupta and K.P.Shyma – Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India et al.)

Chapter 7. Strategies for the Control of Rhipicephalus microplus (Focus Only on Chemical Acaricides)
(F. Alba-Hurtado and M. A. Muñoz-Guzmán – Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)

Chapter 8. Types of Acaricide Resistance
(Raquel Cossio-Bayugar, Estefhan Miranda-Miranda, Hugo Aguilar Diaz and Enrique Reynaud – Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Disciplinarias en Salud Animal e Inocuidad, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Jiutepec, Morelos, México et al.)

Chapter 9. Reference Tick Strains as an Important Biological Material for Acaricide-Resistance Characterization
(Francisco Martinez-Ibañez, Estefan Miranda-Miranda, Carlos Enrique Jasso-Villazul and Raquel Cossio-Bayugar – Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria, Secretaria de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER), Mexico et al.)

Chapter 10. Acaricide Resistance in India: Problem and Mitigation
(Anil Kumar Sharma, Srikanta Ghosh, Sachin Kumar and Gajanan M. Chigure – Division of Parasitology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP, India et al.)

Chapter 11. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Molecular Evolution of Acaricide Resistance
(Rodrigo Rosario-Cruz and Delia Inés Domínguez-García – Biotechnology Health and Environment Research Unit, Natural Science College from Autonomous Guerrero State University, Carretera Federal Chilpancingo-Acapulco, Las Petaquillas Guerrero, Mexico)

Chapter 12. Prevalence, Resistance Status and Control Strategies against Ticks in Western India
(K. P. Shyma and Jay Prakash Gupta – Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India et al.)

Chapter 13. Ethnoveterinary Plants and Practices to Control Ticks with Special Reference to Rhipicephalus in India
(K. P. Shyma and Veer Singh – Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science &Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India et al.)

Chapter 14. Allomones in Resistant Hosts: Features and Use in the Control of Rhipicephalus Ticks
(Lígia Miranda Ferreira Borges and Luiz Gustavo Gardinassi – Universidade Federal de Goiás, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil)

Chapter 15. Medical and Veterinary Importance of Rhipicephalus Ticks
(Consuelo Almazán and Shawgi Mohamed Hassan – Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Juriquilla, Querétaro, México, Angers, France)

Chapter 16. Development of Vaccines against Rhipicephalus microplus Ticks
(Juan Mosqueda, Roberto I. Guerrero-Solorio and Maria Martina E. Pérez-Soria – Immunology and Vaccines Laboratory, Natural Sciences College, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico)


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