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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 211–218 | Cite as

Tick-borne diseases of domestic animals in northern Nigeria

II. Research summary, 1966 to 1976
  • P. Leeflang
  • A. A. Ilemobade
Article

Summary

During the first 10 years of its existence, the Department of Parasitology and Entomology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, confirmed or described for the first time the occurrence of 25 different tick-borne parasites of domestic animals in the northern part of the country. Most of these organisms occur as inapparent infections but may serve as complicating factors in any adverse host condition.

The transmission ofBabesia bigemina byBoophilus decoloratus, Cowdria ruminantium byAmblyomma variegatum, andBorrelia anserina andAegyptianella pullorum byArgas persicus was confirmed under Nigerian conditions.

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Les Maladies Des Animaux Domestiques De Nigeria Du Nord, Transmises Par Les Tiques. II.—Résumé Des Recherches (1966–1976)

Résumé

Au cours des dix premières années de son existence, le service de Parasitologie et d'Entomologie de la Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de l'Université Ahmadu Bello, à Zaria, en Nigeria du Nord a confirmé, ou décrit pour la première fois, l'existence, dans cette partie du pays, de 25 différents parasites d'animaux domestiques transmis par les tiques. La plupart de ces organismes ne causent que des maladies inapparentes, susceptibles de constituer des facteurs aggravants lorsque leur hóte est soumis à des conditions défavorables.

La transmission deBabesia bigemina parBoophilus decoloratus, deCowdria ruminantium parAmblyomma variegatum, deBorrelia anserina et deAegyptianella pullorum parArgas persicus a été confirmée en Nigeria.

Enfermedades Producidas Por Garrapatas En Animales Domésticos En El Nordeste De Nigeria. II.—Resumen De Las Investigaciones

Resumen

Durante los primeros diez años de existencia, el Departamento de Parasitología y Entomologia de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria de la Universidad Ahmadu Bello en Zaria, Nigeria, confirmó la existencia de 25 parásitos diferentes transmitidos por garrapatas en los animales domésticos del nordeste de Nigeria. La mayoría de estos organismos occurren en infecciones inaparentes, pero pueden servir como factores complicantes en situaciones adversas del huésped.

Se confirmó la transmisión bajo las condiciones de Nigeria, deBabesia bigemina porBoophilus decoloratus, Cowdria ruminantium porAmblyomma variegatum y deBorrelia anserina yAegyptianella pullorum porArgas persicus.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Leeflang
    • 1
  • A. A. Ilemobade
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Parasitology and Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAhmadu Bello UniversityZariaNigeria

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