Haemaphysalis Ticks of India book cover

Haemaphysalis Ticks of India

Ticks are obligate blood sucking arthropods found in almost every region of the world. They are very important vectors of human and animal diseases. Tick-borne protozoan diseases such as Theileriasis and Babesiosis cause mortality and morbidity in domestic animals in many countries including India.

An understanding of taxonomy, vector biology and ecology in the geographic regions of each country is essential so that a programme of control measures can be implemented.

This book focuses on the ticks found in India and will be invaluable for health authorities, tick biologists and veterinary researchers. It covers taxonomic identification, medical importance and bionomics of haemaphysaline ticks.

Audience
Tick biologists, veterinarians and health authorities

Hardbound, 268 Pages

Published: July 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-387811-3

Contents

  • Part I. General

    1. Introduction

    Part II. Biology, distribution , taxonomical description and disease relationship of Individual Haemaphysalis ticks

    2. Structurally primitive haemaphysalines

    Part III. Discussion and Summary

    3. Geographical distribution and ecological preference

    Appendix I. A new species described from Kerala

    Appendix II. Scientific and common names of host species

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