Sources of Information and Methods

  • Ivan G. Horak
  • Heloise Heyne
  • Roy Williams
  • G. James Gallivan
  • Arthur M. Spickett
  • J. Dürr Bezuidenhout
  • Agustín Estrada-Peña
Chapter

Abstract

This section provides a brief overview of the countries of Southern Africa and the physiography, climate and biomes of the region. A recommended source of detailed information on the countries and data related to agricultural resources can be accessed on the website http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/agpc/doc/counprof/‘country’/‘country’.htm. This section also includes notes on the nomenclature used for ticks and for host animals, as well as on host specificity and the various methods of tick collection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan G. Horak
    • 1
  • Heloise Heyne
    • 2
  • Roy Williams
    • 2
  • G. James Gallivan
    • 3
  • Arthur M. Spickett
    • 2
  • J. Dürr Bezuidenhout
    • 4
  • Agustín Estrada-Peña
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of PretoriaOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  2. 2.ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary InstituteOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of SwazilandKwaluseniSwaziland
  4. 4.YzerfonteinSouth Africa
  5. 5.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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