Ticks: Disease, Management and Control


Moges Woldemeskel (Editor)
The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory, Tifton, GA, USA

Series: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases

Ticks and tick-borne diseases are among the major stumbling blocks to the development of livestock industry and entail heavy economic loses particularly in the tropics and subtropics. Ticks serve as vectors of several diseases and pose health hazards to animals and humans throughout the world. Attempts to control ticks and tick-borne diseases using different methods have been going on for several generations; however, ticks still cause insurmountable problems to the livestock industry and human and animal health. This book enlightens the reader on research and filed experiences obtained from different parts of the world on the various chemical and biological approaches used in the control of ticks and tick-borne diseases. This book would serve as a valuable reference and guide for students, and researchers in biological and biomedical sciences and tick control authorities aimed at devising a sound tick control strategy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-xi

Chapter 1: The Physiology of Tick-Induced Stress in Grazing Animals, pp. 1-18
(Douglas R. Tolleson, Pete D. Teel, Gordon E. Carstens, and Thomas H. Welsh, Jr., University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment)

Chapter 2: Tick Saliva-Mediated Immunomodulation of the Vertebrate Host, pp. 19-36
(Helena Langhansová, Andrezza C. Chagas, John F. Andersen, Jan Kopecký, and Michalis Kotsyfakis, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Parasitology, Branisovska,Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
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Chapter 3: Modelling the Population Dynamics of the European Tick Ixodes ricinus: Exploring the Impact of Variable Abiotic, Biotic and Control Factors, pp. 37-76
(Andrew D.M. Dobson and Sarah E. Randolph, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK)

Chapter 4: Ticks Infesting Domestic and Wild Animals in the Tropics (Ethiopia) and their Possible Roles in Disease Transmission, pp. 77-92
(Sileshi Mekonnen, Moges Woldemeskel and Solomon Gebre, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Office,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Chapter 5: Management of Tick-Borne Canine Babesiosis, pp. 93-166
(Hui-Pi Huang, Yueh-Lun Hsu, Tzu-Chi Tai, Hung-Yin Chen, Institute of Veterinary Clinical Science, Veterinary School, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)

Chapter 6: The Role of Ticks and Tick Control in the Management of Cutaneous Dermatophilosis in Domestic Animals, pp. 167-176
(Moges Woldemeskel, The University of Georgia, Department of Pathology, Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory, Tifton, GA, USA)

Chapter 7: Acaricide Resistance of Single and Multi-Host Ticks and Comparison of in vitro Larval and Adult Tick Bioassay Methods, pp. 177-204
(Sileshi Mekonnen, N.R. Bryson, and Moges Woldemeskel, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Office; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Chapter 8: Experiences on the Control of Cattle Tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in Mexico, pp. 205-216
(Carlos R. Bautista-Garfias, and Francisco Martínez-Ibañez,
Centro Nacional Disciplinario en Parasitología Veterinaria (CENID-PAVET), Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Jiutepec, Morelos, México)

Chapter 9: Biocontrol of the Cattle Tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus by the Acaricidal Fungus Metarhizium Anisopliae, pp. 217-246
(Walter Orlando Beys-da-Silva, Lucelia Santi, Marilene Henning Vainstein and Augusto Schrank, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 10: Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis of Tick-Bite Lesions in Humans and Identification of the Involved Ticks, pp. 247-254
(Naoki Oiso, and Akira Kawada, Department of Dermatology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine,Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, Japan)

Index, pp. 255-267

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