Boophilus microplus

The Common Cattle Tick

  • Jorge Luis Nuñez
  • Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas
  • Horacio Luis Moltedo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 5-14
  4. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 15-56
  5. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 57-77
  6. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 78-152
  7. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 153-160
  8. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 161-180
  9. Jorge Luis Nuñez, Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas, Horacio Luis Moltedo
    Pages 181-200
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book

Introduction

A detailed tracing, from acceptable sources, of archaeological and paleontologi­ cal discoveries made up to the present time leads us to suppose that approximate­ ly in 8000 y B. C., in Southern Turkestan, man succeeded in domesticating the first cattle, which he later took with him as he migrated from this remote region of Central Asia. Step by step, Europe and Asia have been gradually inhabited by domesticated cattle which have been incorporated into man's economy, both as a source of food and work. The same happened in America and Australasia, continents where cattle were taken by the European colonizing groups during the course of the 16th to the 18th centuries. Possibly the common cattle tick also reached these continents at the same time, accompanying its most frequent host. The cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, parasitizes Asiatic cattle races (with spe­ cial reference to the zebu, Bos indicus), but generally the level of infestation is not high, only a few engorged females being detected, generally no more than ten. When cattle of European races are infested by Boophilus microplus, how­ ever, the level of parasitism is higher, sometimes reaching limits incompatible with the life of the host.

Keywords

bacteria development evolution genetics host resistance immunity influence insects morphology parasite parasites physiology resistance skin viruses

Authors and affiliations

  • Jorge Luis Nuñez
    • 1
  • Mario Enrique Muñoz-Cobeñas
    • 2
  • Horacio Luis Moltedo
    • 3
  1. 1.Cooper Argentina SACel. L.N.Alem 619, RA-C.P.Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.University of La PlataArgentina
  3. 3.Buenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-70256-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70258-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70256-3
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