Year 2021, Volume 3 , Issue 1, Pages 16 - 21 2021-01-27

Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India

Krishnamoorthi RANGANATHAN [1] , Govindarajan RENU [2] , Elango AYYANAR [3] , Rajamannar VEERAMANOHARAN [4] , Philip Samuel PAULRAJ [5]


This study was carried out in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu State, South India. Ticks were collected from cows, dogs, goats, cats, and fowls. The overall percentage of tick infestation in these domestic animals was 21.90%. The following ticks were identified: Amblyomma integrum, Haemaphysalis bispinosa, Haemaphysalis paraturturis, Haemaphysalis turturis, Haemaphysalis intermedia, Haemaphysalis spinigera, Hyalomma anatolicum, Hyalomma brevipunctata, Hyalomma kumari, Rhipicephalus turanicus, Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides and Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The predominant species recorded from these areas is R. sanguineus (27.03%) followed by both R (B.) microplus (24.12%) and R. (B.) decoloratus (18.82%). The maximum tick infestation rate was recorded in animals from rural areas (25.67%), followed by semi-urban (21.66%) and urban (16.05%) areas. This study proved the predominance of hard ticks as parasites on domestic animals and will help the public health personnel to understand the ground-level situation and to take up necessary control measures to prevent tick-borne diseases.
Ticks, domestic, animals, Ixodidae, prevalence
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Primary Language en
Subjects Biology
Journal Section Article
Authors

Author: Krishnamoorthi RANGANATHAN
Institution: ICMR- Vector Control Research Centre, Indra Nagar, Puducherry, India
Country: India


Author: Govindarajan RENU
Institution: ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre Field Station, Tamil Nadu, India
Country: India


Author: Elango AYYANAR
Institution: ICMR- Vector Control Research Centre, Indra Nagar, Puducherry, India
Country: India


Author: Rajamannar VEERAMANOHARAN
Institution: ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre Field Station, Tamil Nadu, India
Country: India


Orcid: 0000-0001-6476-1544
Author: Philip Samuel PAULRAJ (Primary Author)
Institution: ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre Field Station, Tamil Nadu, India
Country: India


Supporting Institution ICMR- Vector Control Research Centre, Indra Nagar, Puducherry, India
Thanks Indian Council of Medical Research
Dates

Publication Date : January 27, 2021

Bibtex @research article { acarolstud766636, journal = {Acarological Studies}, issn = {2667-5684}, address = {Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Arts \& Sciences Faculty, Biology Department Erzincan-TURKEY}, publisher = {Salih DOĞAN}, year = {2021}, volume = {3}, pages = {16 - 21}, doi = {10.47121/acarolstud.766636}, title = {Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India}, key = {cite}, author = {Ranganathan, Krishnamoorthi and Renu, Govindarajan and Ayyanar, Elango and Veeramanoharan, Rajamannar and Paulraj, Philip Samuel} }
APA Ranganathan, K , Renu, G , Ayyanar, E , Veeramanoharan, R , Paulraj, P . (2021). Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India . Acarological Studies , 3 (1) , 16-21 . DOI: 10.47121/acarolstud.766636
MLA Ranganathan, K , Renu, G , Ayyanar, E , Veeramanoharan, R , Paulraj, P . "Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India" . Acarological Studies 3 (2021 ): 16-21 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/acarolstud/issue/60074/766636>
Chicago Ranganathan, K , Renu, G , Ayyanar, E , Veeramanoharan, R , Paulraj, P . "Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India". Acarological Studies 3 (2021 ): 16-21
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ISNAD Ranganathan, Krishnamoorthi , Renu, Govindarajan , Ayyanar, Elango , Veeramanoharan, Rajamannar , Paulraj, Philip Samuel . "Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India". Acarological Studies 3 / 1 (January 2021): 16-21 . https://doi.org/10.47121/acarolstud.766636
AMA Ranganathan K , Renu G , Ayyanar E , Veeramanoharan R , Paulraj P . Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India. Acarol. Stud.. 2021; 3(1): 16-21.
Vancouver Ranganathan K , Renu G , Ayyanar E , Veeramanoharan R , Paulraj P . Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India. Acarological Studies. 2021; 3(1): 16-21.
IEEE K. Ranganathan , G. Renu , E. Ayyanar , R. Veeramanoharan and P. Paulraj , "Species composition of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on domestic animals and their public health importance in Tamil Nadu, South India", Acarological Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 16-21, Jan. 2021, doi:10.47121/acarolstud.766636