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 to tick paralysis, and...

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 are often less...

Otobius lagophilus

Otobius lagophilus Cooley and Kohls, 1940 ETYMOLOGY:Oto = ear and bius = way of life; along with Lago = hare and philus = loving. SYNONYMS: None. HISTORY:Otobiuslagophilus was first described by Cooley and Kohls in 1940. It is another soft tick that may parasitize...

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....

Ornithodorus puertoriciensis

Ornithodorus puertoriciensis Fox, 1947 Ornithodorus puertoriciensis was originally described from the nests of rats in Puerto Rico. Dr. Fox (1977) found two engorged larvae on a kitten from the Santurce section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The next day, three more larvae...


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