Tick Paralysis

Tick Paralysis HISTORY: Tick paralysis is a well-known paralytic syndrome that occurs in many vertebrate hosts throughout the world and may be induced by at least 46 species of ticks (Stone, 1988). In North America, cats appear to be resistant … Continue reading

IXODIDAE

IXODIDAE (Figures 5-05 to 5-18) The hard ticks represent some 13 genera and about 650 species. Most of the hard ticks are tropical, thus, infestations with these parasites more commonly occur in warmer climates. The different stages of hard ticks … Continue reading

Otobius megnini

Otobius megnini (Dugès, 1844) Banks, 1912 (Figures 5-02 through 5-04) ETYMOLOGY:Oto = ear and bius = way of life; along with megnini for Dr. Megnin. SYNONYMS:Argasmegnini Dugès, 1884; Rhyncopriumspinosum, Marx; Ornithodoros megnini (Dugès, 1844) Neumann, 1911. HISTORY:Otobiusmegnini was originally described … Continue reading