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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.
Part I. General
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