Description

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.

Key Features

  • Presents the taxonomy and biological description of the 42 haemaphysaline ticks which are found in the Indian subcontinent
  • Includes information on the ecology and biology of many of these species
  • Keys provided for subgeneric and individual identification will be useful for easy identification of Indian haemaphysaline ticks

Readership

Tick biologists, veterinarians and health authorities

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
268
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780123878113
Electronic ISBN:
9780123878120

About the authors

G Geevarghese

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Virology, Pune, India

A Mishra

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Virology, Pune, India