Genomes and Genes
Summary: Infestations with soft-bodied (Argasidae) or hard-bodied (Ixodidae) ticks.
Publications220 found, 100 shown here
- Tick ecology: processes and patterns behind the epidemiological risk posed by ixodid ticks as vectorsS E Randolph
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Parasitology 129:S37-65. 2004..Temperate and tropical patterns will be illustrated with reference mostly to Ixodes ricinus and Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, respectively...
- Seasonal dynamics of the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, on a confined dog population in ItalyV Lorusso
Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
Med Vet Entomol 24:309-15. 2010..This information should be taken into account when planning control programmes against this tick species and the pathogens it transmits...
- Utilisation of rodent species by larvae and nymphs of hard ticks (Ixodidae) in two habitats in NE PolandAnna Paziewska
University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Exp Appl Acarol 50:79-91. 2010..The impact of habitat change (in this case successional change following field abandonment) on tick densities is emphasised, and the role of Apodemus as an epidemiological bridge, linking woodland and field habitats, is highlighted...
- Multiple causes of variable tick burdens on small-mammal hostsJesse L Brunner
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York 12545, USA
Ecology 89:2259-72. 2008..Predicting which individuals those are is not yet possible...
- Forest structure and roe deer abundance predict tick-borne encephalitis risk in ItalyAnnapaola Rizzoli
Fondazione Edmund Mach, Centro Ricerca e Innovazione, Michele all Adige, Italy
PLoS ONE 4:e4336. 2009..Although a number of socio-economic parameters have been suggested to explain TBE upsurges in eastern Europe, the principal driving factors in relatively stable western European countries have not been identified...
- Tick infestation on roe deer in relation to geographic and remotely sensed climatic variables in a tick-borne encephalitis endemic areaG Carpi
Centre for Alpine Ecology, Viote del Monte Bondone, Trento, Italy
Epidemiol Infect 136:1416-24. 2008..The surveillance of tick infestation on roe deer, combined with remotely sensed climatic data, could therefore be used as an inexpensive early risk assessment tool of favourable conditions for TBE emergence and persistence in humans...
- Evaluation of an imidacloprid (8.8% w/w)--permethrin (44.0% w/w) topical spot-on and a fipronil (9.8% w/w)--(S)-methoprene (8.8% w/w) topical spot-on to repel, prevent attachment, and kill adult Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Dermacentor variabilis ticks onM W Dryden
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Vet Ther 7:187-98. 2006..sanguineus and D. variabilis during the study period. The fipronil--(S)-methoprene formulation provided good overall tick control during the study period...
- Vaccination with BM86, subolesin and akirin protective antigens for the control of tick infestations in white tailed deer and red deerDiana Carreón
Instituto de Ecología Aplicada, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Avenida División del Golfo 356, Col Libertad, 87019 Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Vaccine 30:273-9. 2012..These factors stress the importance of controlling tick infestations in deer and several methods such as culling and acaricide treatment have been used...
- Reduced abundance of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) and the tick parasitoid Ixodiphagus hookeri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) with reduction of white-tailed deerKirby C Stafford
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
J Med Entomol 40:642-52. 2003..scapularis at comparable deer and tick densities, suggesting that there is a threshold deer density of approximatley 10-20/km2, with corresponding tick densities necessary for I. hookeri to successfully parasitize I. scapularis...
- Studies on the epidemiology of tropical theileriosis (Theileria annulata infection) in cattle in Central Anatolia, TurkeyF Sayin
Department of Protozoology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ankara, 06110 Ankara, Turkey
Trop Anim Health Prod 35:521-39. 2003..The two different management systems encountered in the study were considered to have influenced the tick infestation levels...
- Personality, space use and tick load in an introduced population of Siberian chipmunks Tamias sibiricusNelly Boyer
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Ecology, Groupe de Recherche en Ecologie Comportementale et Animale, Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
J Anim Ecol 79:538-47. 2010..We investigated the role of host activity and exploration on hard tick infestations of marked individuals in a population of Siberian chipmunks Tamias sibiricus introduced in a suburban French ..
- Tick-borne encephalitis virus in northern Italy: molecular analysis, relationships with density and seasonal dynamics of Ixodes ricinusP J Hudson
Department of Biological and Molecular Science, University of Stirling, Scotland
Med Vet Entomol 15:304-13. 2001..ricinus was observed. This study provides evidence to suggest that roe deer may have an important role to play in the maintenance of tick density and in the persistence of TBE virus...
- Pathogens and symbionts in ticks: prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ehrlichia sp.), Wolbachia sp., Rickettsia sp., and Babesia sp. in Southern GermanyKathrin Hartelt
Baden Wuerttemberg State Health Office, Stuttgart, Germany
Int J Med Microbiol 293:86-92. 2004..Three of all Babesia-positive ticks were identified as harboring Babesia microti. The detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia sp. and Babesia sp. demonstrates their possible role as a source of human infection in Germany...
- The United States Department of Agriculture's Northeast Area-wide Tick Control Project: summary and conclusionsJoe Mathews Pound
Knipling Bushland U S Livestock Insects Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Kerrville, Texas 78028 9184, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:439-48. 2009....
- Incidence from coincidence: patterns of tick infestations on rodents facilitate transmission of tick-borne encephalitis virusS E Randolph
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
Parasitology 118:177-86. 1999..This identifies the particular climatic factors that permit such patterns of tick seasonal dynamics as the primary predictors for the focal distribution of TBE...
- Boophilus microplus: the pattern of bovine immunoglobulin isotype responses to high and low tick infestationsSuely S Kashino
, , Brazil
Exp Parasitol 110:12-21. 2005..These results indicate that tick infestations suppress the IgG antibody response in susceptible breeds, that IgE antibodies are not protective, and that ..
- Conservation and immunogenicity of the mosquito ortholog of the tick-protective antigen, subolesinMario Canales
Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos IREC, Ciudad Real, Spain
Parasitol Res 105:97-111. 2009..subolesin ortholog antigen did not protect against Amblyomma americanum and Rhipicephalus sanguineus tick infestations. Collectively, these preliminary results provided the first evidence that development of vaccines may be ..
- Risk factors to tick infestations and their occurrence on horses in the state of São Paulo, BrazilM B Labruna
Departamento de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva e Saude Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av Prof Orlando Marques de Paiva, 87 Cidade Universitária, SP 05508 000, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Vet Parasitol 97:1-14. 2001..cajennense on the horses...
- The molecular revolution in the development of vaccines against ectoparasitesP Willadsen
CSIRO Livestock Industries, Level 3 Gehrmann Laboratories, Research Road, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Vet Parasitol 101:353-68. 2001....
- Two human cases of tick bite caused by Ixodes nipponensisJung-Hun Ko
Department of Dermatology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju 501-759, Korea
Korean J Parasitol 40:199-203. 2002..Another 41-year-old male had an asymptomatic bean-sized black nodule in the pubic area. The ticks were identified as Ixodes nipponensis, which are the 18th and the 19th cases in Korea...
- Community-based prevention of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases through topical application of acaricide to white-tailed deer: background and rationaleDurland Fish
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510 8034, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:357-64. 2009....
- Upcoming and future strategies of tick control: a reviewS Ghosh
Entomology Laboratory, Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India
J Vector Borne Dis 44:79-89. 2007..The future of research directed towards target identification is exciting because of new and emerging technologies for gene discovery and vaccine formulation...
- Distribution and ecology of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting livestock in Tunisia: an overview of eighth years field collectionsA Bouattour
Laboratoire d entomologie médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia
Parassitologia 41:5-10. 1999..Rhipicephalus sanguineus, tick of dogs, were often collected on livestock. Only few specimens of Hyalomma marginatum rufipes and Hyalomma franchinii were collected...
- Efficacy of imidacloprid (8.8% w/w) plus permethrin (44% w/w) spot-on topical solution against Amblyomma americanum infesting dogs using a natural tick exposure modelM W Dryden
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Vet Ther 7:99-106. 2006..At 3 days after treatment, the efficacy of K9 Advantix within 3 hours of natural tick exposure was 88.0% and declined slowly during the study. The 48-hour postexposure efficacy remained above 93.5% throughout the study...
- Repellency and efficacy of 65% permethrin and selamectin spot-on formulations against Ixodes ricinus ticks on dogsRichard G Endris
Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp, Union, New Jersey 07083, USA
Vet Ther 3:64-71. 2002..05 versus controls). The repellency of 65% permethrin was 63.4% to 80.2% against I. ricinus ticks (P <.0001 versus controls, P <.0007 versus selamectin), compared with 0% to 10.9% repellency for selamectin (P >.05 versus controls)...
- MyD88 deficiency enhances acquisition and transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi by Ixodes scapularis ticksLinda K Bockenstedt
S 525C TAC, Section of Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8031, USA
Infect Immun 74:2154-60. 2006..These results show that the absence of MyD88 facilitates passage of both low- and high-infectivity B. burgdorferi strains between the tick vector and the mammal and enhances the infectivity of a low-infectivity B. burgdorferi strain...
- New localities of Dermacentor reticulatus tick (vector of Babesia canis canis) in central and eastern PolandW Zygner
Division of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences SGGW, Ciszewskiego 8, 02 786 Warsaw, Poland
Pol J Vet Sci 12:549-55. 2009..canis canis and its vector. Climate change may be also partially responsible for earlier beginning of tick's seasonal activity as well as for bigger faunal diversity (more potential host species both for adults and immature stages)...
- Seasonal incidence of Ixodes ricinus ticks (Acari:ixodidae) on rodents in western FranceM L'hostis
Laboratoire de Parasitologie, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire, Nantes, France
Exp Appl Acarol 20:359-68. 1996..9) among all animals examined varied between farms Most animals were infested by only a single tick, but one M. agrestis harboured 43 I. ricinus larvae. Larvae or nymphs were found throughout the year, with peaks from March to October...
- Ticks and haemoparasites of dogs from Praia, Cape VerdeS Gotsch
Institute of Parasitology and Zoology, Department of Pathobiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, A 1210 Vienna, Austria
Vet Parasitol 166:171-4. 2009..platys and their vector tick R. sanguineus are endemic to Cape Verde and can be present in dogs in high prevalences. These results outline the risk of importing tropical canine diseases when Capeverdian stray dogs are taken to Europe...
- Identification and characterization of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus candidate protective antigens for the control of cattle tick infestationsConsuelo Almazan
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Km 5 carretera Victoria Mante, CP 87000, Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Parasitol Res 106:471-9. 2010..The recombinant Rhipicephalus microplus Bm86 antigen has been shown to protect cattle against tick infestations. However, variable efficacy of Bm86-based vaccines against geographic tick strains has encouraged the ..
- Advances in the identification and characterization of protective antigens for recombinant vaccines against tick infestationsJose De La Fuente
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Expert Rev Vaccines 2:583-93. 2003..methods for ticks, based primarily on the use of acaricides, have had limited efficacy in the reduction of tick infestations and the use of acaricides is often accompanied by serious drawbacks, including selection of acaricide-..
- Serological investigation of granulocytic Ehrlichia infection in sheep in NorwayS Stuen
Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Department of Sheep and Goat Research, Sandnes, Norway
Acta Vet Scand 42:331-8. 2001..The association between seropositive flocks and Ixodes infested pasture shows a very high degree of agreement (p < 0.00001). The present study indicates that granulocytic Ehrlichia infection in sheep is underdiagnosed in Norway...
- Spotted fever group Rickettsia in Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting raccoons (Carnivora: Procyonidae) and opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphimorphidae) in TennesseeT M Kollars
Department of Entomology, US Army Medical Component, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
J Med Entomol 38:601-2. 2001..and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana Kerr) in western Tennessee. Spotted fever group Rickettsia were detected by amplification of a 617-bp segment of the citrate synthase gene by polymerase chain reaction...
- Experimental infection of lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (L.), with Rickettsia parkeri and exposure of guinea pigs to the agentJerome Goddard
Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson, MS 39215, USA
J Med Entomol 40:686-9. 2003..These data indicate that R. parkeri can remain viable in lone star ticks for two generations and suggest that guinea pigs may become infected, displaying mild clinical signs...
- A model to simulate the effect of vaccination against Boophilus ticks on cattleJ Lodos
Automation Division, Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia, Havana, Cuba
Vet Parasitol 87:315-26. 2000..The TICKSIM program, integrated with the new vaccination model, proved to be a framework for designing and evaluating tick control strategies, including vaccination with GavacTM...
- Susceptibility to two pyrethroids in Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) populations of northwest Argentina. Preliminary resultsD H Aguirre
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Salta, Argentina
Vet Parasitol 88:329-34. 2000..Nevertheless, a shift away from use of SP for control of B. microplus in the west zone appears to be unjustified and should be independent of the resistance circumstances observed in the east zone of the Argentinean tick infested region...
- Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks collected from vegetation and small rodents in recreational areas of the city of PoznaÅ„Jerzy Michalik
Department of Animal Morphology, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul. 28 Czerwca 1956r. nr 198, 61-485 Pozna, Poland
J Med Entomol 40:690-7. 2003..The results suggest that the prevalence of A. agrarius and C. glareolus in disturbed urban forests used for leisure activities seems to be crucial for the maintenance of B. burgdorferi s.l. in I. ricinus populations...
- Climate change and the potential for range expansion of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in CanadaN H Ogden
Groupe de Recherche en Epidémiologie des Zoonoses et Santé Publique, Faculte de Medecine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal, Que, Canada
Int J Parasitol 36:63-70. 2006..The geographic range of I. scapularis-borne zoonoses may, therefore, expand significantly northwards as a consequence of climate change this century...
- Immunity against Boophilus annulatus induced by the Bm86 (Tick-GARD) vaccineEugene Pipano
Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, POB 12, 50250 Bet Dagan, Israel
Exp Appl Acarol 29:141-9. 2003..bigemina-infected females did not. Since B. bigemina is transmitted exclusively by nymphal stages of Bo. annulatus these results support the observation that immunity induced by Bm86 affects the larval stage of this tick...
- The global importance of ticksF Jongejan
Department of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, PO Box 80 165, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
Parasitology 129:S3-14. 2004..The impact of ticks and tick-borne diseases on animal production and public health and their control are discussed...
- Short report: duration of tick attachment required for transmission of powassan virus by deer ticksGregory D Ebel
Arbovirus Laboratories, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Slingerlands, New York 12159, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:268-71. 2004....
- A cross-reactive tick cement antigen is a candidate broad-spectrum tick vaccineAdama R Trimnell
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, WA 98109-5219, USA
Vaccine 23:4329-41. 2005..The vaccine trial results, and antigenic cross-reactivity of 64TRPs with R. sanguineus, I. ricinus, Amblyomma variegatum and Boophilus microplus, indicate the potential of 64TRPs as a broad-spectrum anti-tick vaccine...
- Efficacy of a combination of imidacloprid 10%/permethrin 50% versus fipronil 10%/(S)-methoprene 12%, against ticks in naturally infected dogsDomenico Otranto
Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
Vet Parasitol 130:293-304. 2005..t. (group A=98.43%, group B=77.56%)...
- Integrated control of Boophilus microplus ticks in Cuba based on vaccination with the anti-tick vaccine GavacManuel Rodriguez Valle
Centro de Ingeniería Genéticay Biotecnología, Cubanacan, Playa, Havana, Cuba
Exp Appl Acarol 34:375-82. 2004..9 cases per 1000 cattle and mortality reduced to 0.18 per 1000. The national consumption of acaricides in Cuba could be reduced by 82% after the implementation of the integrated anti-B. microplus control program...
- Analysis of BoLA class II microsatellites in cattle infested with Boophilus microplus ticks: class II is probably associated with susceptibilityR Acosta-Rodríguez
Centro de Enseñanza, Investigación y Extensión en Ganadería Tropical CEIEGT, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Veracruz, CP 93600, Mexico, DF, Mexico
Vet Parasitol 127:313-21. 2005..Further studies are needed to confirm the susceptibility traits and to determine haplotype segregation in families...
- Characterization of three Ixodes scapularis cDNAs protective against tick infestationsConsuelo Almazan
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Vaccine 23:4403-16. 2005cDNA expression library immunization (ELI) and analysis of expressed sequenced tags (EST) in a mouse model of tick infestations was used to identified cDNA clones that affected I. scapularis...
- Detection and identification of spotted fever group Rickettsiae and Ehrlichiae in African ticksP Parola
Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Marseille, France
Emerg Infect Dis 7:1014-7. 2001..mongolotimonae" was identified for the first time in Africa. Rickettsiae of unknown pathogenicity and two new ehrlichiae of the Ehrlichia canis group were identified in ticks from Mali and Niger...
- Experimental vaccination of sheep and cattle against tick infestation using recombinant 5'-nucleotidaseM Hope
CSIRO Livestock Industries, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Parasite Immunol 32:135-42. 2010..One possible reason for the difference between host species, namely antibody titre, was examined and shown to be an unlikely explanation. This demonstrates a limitation of using a model host like sheep in vaccine studies...
- Efficacy of the Bm86 antigen against immature instars and adults of the dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806) (Acari: Ixodidae)D Perez-Perez
Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia CIGB, Habana 10600, Cuba
Vet Parasitol 167:321-6. 2010..We concluded that the Bm86 antigen used as a vaccine for dogs reduced the viability and biotic potential of the R. sanguineus...
- Dermatoses caused by infestations of immature Ixodes spp. on dogs and cats in Sydney, AustraliaCg Baxter
University of Sydney, Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, Sydney and Camden, 410 Werombi Road, Camden, New South Wales 2570, Australia
Aust Vet J 87:182-7. 2009..A range of topical acaricidal preparations, including fipronil and synthetic pyrethroids, were used for treatment...
- Vaccination with recombinant Boophilus annulatus Bm86 ortholog protein, Ba86, protects cattle against B. annulatus and B. microplus infestationsMario Canales
Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos IREC CSIC UCLM JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, Ciudad Real, Spain
BMC Biotechnol 9:29. 2009..The recombinant B. microplus Bm86 protective antigen has been shown to protect cattle against tick infestations. Recently, the gene coding for B...
- Efficacy of a single application of a 12.5% pyriprole topical solution against laboratory infestations with ticks (Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus) on dogsG Schuele
Novartis Animal Health Inc, Basel, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 154:311-7. 2008..Efficacy against I. ricinus and R. sanguineus was 100% during the whole evaluation period of 30 days. For D. reticulatus cumulative efficacy for the 30 days after treatment was 98.9%. The product was well tolerated by all the animals...
- The brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806) (Acari: Ixodidae): from taxonomy to controlFilipe Dantas-Torres
Departamento de Imunologia, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhaes, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Caixa Postal 7472, Avenida Professor Moraes Rego s n, Campus UFPE, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Vet Parasitol 152:173-85. 2008..sanguineus, highlighting the potential risks associated to the improper use of acaricides, such as environmental pollution and toxicity to humans and other non-target organisms (e.g., tick predators)...
- Topical formulations of metaflumizone plus amitraz to treat flea and tick infestations on dogsS Sabnis
Fort Dodge Animal Health, P O Box 5366, Princeton, NJ 08543 5366, USA
Vet Parasitol 150:196-202. 2007..The stability of the lead formulations was also evaluated over 2 years to demonstrate a 2-year shelf life of this product...
- Mapping of quantitative trait loci controlling tick [Riphicephalus (Boophilus) microplus] resistance on bovine chromosomes 5, 7 and 14G Gasparin
Departamento de Genetica e Evolucao, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luiz km 235, Sao Carlos SP 13565 905, Brazil
Anim Genet 38:453-9. 2007....
- Temporal variation of Ixodes ricinus intensity on the rodent host Apodemus flavicollis in relation to local climate and host dynamicsRoberto Rosa
Centre for Alpine Ecology, Viote del Monte Bondone, Trento, Italy
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:285-95. 2007..This provides important information in terms of monitoring the risk to humans of acquiring pathogen-infected ticks...
- A ten-year review of commercial vaccine performance for control of tick infestations on cattleJose De La Fuente
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 2007, USA
Anim Health Res Rev 8:23-8. 2007Ticks are important ectoparasites of domestic and wild animals, and tick infestations economically impact cattle production worldwide...
- Tick vaccines and the transmission of tick-borne pathogensJ de la Fuente
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 250 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Vet Res Commun 31:85-90. 2007..using Bm86 and Bm95 tick gut antigens demonstrated the feasibility of using vaccines for control of tick infestations. These vaccines also reduced transmission of tick-borne pathogens by decreasing exposure of susceptible ..
- Effect of host populations on the intensity of ticks and the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens: how to interpret the results of deer exclosure experimentsA Pugliese
Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, Povo TN, Italy
Parasitology 135:1531-44. 2008..The density of infected questing nymphs inside small exclosures can be much higher, in our numerical example almost twice as large as that outside, leading to potential TBE infection risk hotspots...
- Vaccination of cattle with TickGARD induces cross-reactive antibodies binding to conserved linear peptides of Bm86 homologues in Boophilus decoloratusDavid Odongo
International Livestock Research Institute, PO Box 30709, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Vaccine 25:1287-96. 2007..These epitopes represent candidate synthetic peptide vaccines for control of Boophilus spp. and the pathogens transmitted by these tick vectors...
- Species diversity and seasonality of free-living ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in the natural habitat of wild Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) in Southeastern BrazilMatias P J Szabó
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Av Pará, 1720 Campus Umuarama, Bloco 2T, CEP 38400 902 Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Vet Parasitol 143:147-54. 2007..triste showed to be well adapted to the marsh environment. This result, at least partially, explains local previous observations on the association of A. triste with marsh deer, as this vertebrate host inhabits mainly the marsh area...
- Evidence for an increased geographical distribution of Dermacentor reticulatus in Germany and detection of Rickettsia sp. RpA4Hans Dautel
IS Insect Services GmbH, Haderslebener Str 9, D 12163 Berlin, Germany
Int J Med Microbiol 296:149-56. 2006..by PCR. A total of 31 D. reticulatus (23%) were positive for Rickettsia. Sequencing revealed in all cases 100% identity with the strain RpA4 that was first isolated from Rhipicephalus ticks in Russia...
- Abundance estimation of Ixodes ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)Christian Kiffner
Department of Forest Zoology and Forest Conservation incl Wildlife Biology and Game Management, Büsgen Institute, Georg August University Gottingen, Büsgenweg 3, Gottingen, Germany
Exp Appl Acarol 52:73-84. 2010..This can be useful for studies aiming at estimating effects of abiotic and biotic factors on tick abundance, modelling tick population dynamics, modelling tick-borne pathogen transmission dynamics or assessing the efficacy of acaricides...
- Evaluation of K9 Advantix vs. Frontline Plus topical treatments to repel brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) on dogsD R Young
Young Veterinary Research Services, Modesto, CA, USA
Parasitol Res 90:S116-8. 2003
- Immunological control of ticks through vaccination with Boophilus microplus gut antigensJ de la Fuente
Mammalian Cell Genetics Division, Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia, P O Box 6162, Havana, Cuba
Ann N Y Acad Sci 916:617-21. 2000The control of tick infestations and the transmission of tick-borne diseases remain a challenge for the scientific community. Traditional control methods have been only partially successful...
- Spatiotemporal variation in a Lyme disease host and vector: black-legged ticks on white-footed miceB J Goodwin
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY 12545-0129, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 1:129-38. 2001..We suggest that fluctuations in population density of mice, combined with possible regulation of tick burdens on mice, may influence risk of human exposure to Lyme disease...
- Present and future technologies for tick controlJ E George
USDA ARS, Knipling Bushland U S Livestock Insects Research Laboratory, 2700 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX 78028 9184, USA
Ann N Y Acad Sci 916:583-8. 2000..Extension programs are needed to help ranchers manage animal health problems, including how to control ticks and tick-borne diseases...
- Immunization of cattle with synthetic peptides derived from the Boophilus microplus gut protein (Bm86)J H Patarroyo
Laboratory of Biology and Control of Haematozoa, BIOAGRO Veterinary Department, Federal University of Vicosa, 36571 000, Vicosa, MG Brazil
Vet Immunol Immunopathol 88:163-72. 2002..05%) for the SBm7462 synthetic peptide in relation to the others (p<0.01), demonstrating the efficiency of the immune response elicited by synthetic peptides to control the cattle tick B. microplus...
- Vaccination against ticks (Boophilus spp.): the experience with the Bm86-based vaccine GavacJ de la Fuente
Division of Mammalian Cell Genetics, Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia, Havana, Cuba
Genet Anal 15:143-8. 1999The control of tick infestations and the transmission of tick-borne diseases remain a challenge for the cattle industry in tropical and subtropical areas of the world...
- Protection against lyme disease spirochete transmission provided by prompt removal of nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)Joseph Piesman
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Ft Collins, CO 80522, USA
J Med Entomol 39:509-12. 2002..Finally, commercial tick removal devices varied widely in their efficacy for the removal of attached nymphal I. scapudaris...
- Pathogenic mechanisms of sand tampan toxicoses induced by the tick, Ornithodoros savignyiBen J Mans
Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Toxicon 40:1007-16. 2002..The toxins also differ from previously described tick paralysis toxins in terms of molecular behavior and properties. These results indicate that tampan toxicoses and tick paralysis are unrelated pathogenic phenomena...
- Evidence for the utility of the Bm86 antigen from Boophilus microplus in vaccination against other tick speciesS De Vos
Division of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Exp Appl Acarol 25:245-61. 2001..a. anatolicum unequivocally demonstrated the conservation of this molecule in this species. Our strategy for the development of multivalent anti-tick vaccines is discussed in relation to these findings...
- Antibody responses to MAP 1B and other Cowdria ruminantium antigens are down regulated in cattle challenged with tick-transmitted heartwaterS M Semu
University of Florida/USAID/SADC Heartwater Research Project, Box CY-551, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 8:388-96. 2001..ruminantium via ticks. Significantly, serological responses to the MAP 1B antigen may not be a reliable indicator of C. ruminantium exposure in cattle in areas of endemic heartwater infection...
- Dual action ectoparasite vaccine targeting 'exposed' and 'concealed' antigensAdama R Trimnell
CEH Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology, Mansfield Road, OX1 3SR, Oxford, UK
Vaccine 20:3560-8. 2002..This dual action, acting at the feeding site and in the midgut, offers a self-sustaining strategy for ectoparasite control boosted by natural infestations...
- Natural Lyme disease cycles maintained via sheep by co-feeding ticksN H Ogden
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Parasitology 115:591-9. 1997..burgdorferi, but they can transmit localized infections from infected to uninfected ticks co-feeding at the same site on the sheep's body...
- BmTI antigens induce a bovine protective immune response against Boophilus microplus tickRenato Andreotti
Embrapa Gado de Corte, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Int Immunopharmacol 2:557-63. 2002..Our preliminary results suggest that B. microplus serine proteinase inhibitors may play a role in the tick larvae fixation and feeding processes. Therefore, the development of antibodies against BmTIs might impair the normal parasitism...
- Interstadial variation in the attachment sites of Ixodes ricinus ticks on sheepN H Ogden
NERC Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology, Oxford, UK
Exp Appl Acarol 22:227-32. 1998..The importance of the spatial aggregation of the ticks and interstadial variation in their distribution on the host, for the transmission of tick-borne pathogens and the epidemiology of the diseases they cause, is discussed...
- Cowdria ruminantium antibodies in acaricide-treated and untreated cattle exposed to Amblyomma variegatum ticks in The GambiaR C Mattioli
International Trypanotolerance Centre, Banjul, The Gambia
Exp Appl Acarol 24:957-69. 2000..002) in untreated animals than in previously treated cattle. These results provide a support for designing A. variegatum and heartwater control strategies, if necessary, in The Gambia in relation to cattle breeds...
- Description of a new Babesia sp. infective for cattle in ChinaJianxun Luo
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Gansu, The People's Republic of China
Parasitol Res 88:S13-5. 2002..This Babesia sp. proved to be of low virulence, causing 3% parasites which lasted 3-4 days...
- Amblyomma variegatum in cattle in Marie Galante, French Antilles: prevalence, control measures, and infection by Ehrlichia ruminantiumSophie Molia
CIRAD, UPR Epidémiologie, TA A 16 E, Campus International de Baillarguet, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Vet Parasitol 153:338-46. 2008....
- Detection, characterization, and prediction of tick-borne disease fociM Roberto Cortinas
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana 61802, USA
Int J Med Microbiol 291:11-20. 2002..The process of introduction and establishment of new tick foci along the Illinois River is described in relation to the known tick distribution and predictions of invasion based on the risk model...
- Cross-sectional survey of ixodid tick species on grazing cattle in JapanItsuro Yamane
Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai 3 1 5, Tsukuba, 305 0856, Japan
Exp Appl Acarol 38:67-74. 2006..ovatus and I. persulcatus were collected in fields with lower temperatures and annual rainfall. Some of these tick species are capable of transmitting pathogens harmful to cattle and humans, so proper control strategies are required...
- Exposed and concealed antigens as vaccine targets for controlling ticks and tick-borne diseasesP A Nuttall
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford, UK
Parasite Immunol 28:155-63. 2006..With the proliferation of molecular techniques and their application to vaccine development, there are high hopes for new and effective antitick vaccines that also control tick-borne diseases...
- Prevalence and potential risk factors for organophosphate and pyrethroid resistance in Boophilus microplus ticks on cattle ranches from the State of Yucatan, MexicoR I Rodriguez-Vivas
Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Km 15 5 carretera Mérida Xmatkuil, Merida, Mexico
Vet Parasitol 136:335-42. 2006....
- Detection of Babesia caballi in Amblyomma variegatum ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from cattle in the Republic of GuineaL Tomassone
Dipartimento di Produzioni Animali, Epidemiologia ed Ecologia, , Grugliasco, Torino, Italy
Parassitologia 47:247-51. 2005..This is the first report of B. caballi in A. variegatum ticks. One of the B. caballi positive samples was sequenced. This new strain (BcabGuinea) showed a 97% similarity to the Z15104 B. caballi GenBank sequence...
- Reduction of Theileria annulata infection in ticks fed on calves immunized with purified larval antigens of Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicumG Das
Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243 122 (UP, India
Trop Anim Health Prod 37:345-61. 2005..The results suggest a partial reduction in growth rate of T. annulata in ticks feeding on calves immunized with GHLAgP...
- A molecular survey of bovine Theileria parasites among apparently healthy cattle and with a note on the distribution of ticks in eastern TurkeyMunir Aktas
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
Vet Parasitol 138:179-85. 2006..R. sanguineus was the minor species and represented 8% (59/724) of the tick population...
- Amblyomma triste Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae): hosts and seasonality of the vector of Rickettsia parkeri in UruguayJ M Venzal
Departamento de Parasitología Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Av Alberto Lasplaces 1620, CP 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay
Vet Parasitol 155:104-9. 2008..The main animal host for adult A. triste at our study sites was the domestic dog. Humans were afflicted by the tick in rural and suburban settlements where other host animals are scarce or extinct and where dogs are common...
- Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks collected from migratory birds in SwitzerlandPoupon Marie-Angèle
Institute of Zoology, Emile Argand 11, 2007 Neuchâtel 7, Switzerland
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:976-9. 2006..Among birds infested by infected ticks, 23% (6/26) were infested by B. lusitaniae-infected larvae. Migratory birds appear to be reservoir hosts for B. lusitaniae...
- Larval Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) [Acari: Ixodidae] as host for Hepatozoon americanum [Apicomplexa: Adeleorina]S A Ewing
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-2006, USA
Vet Parasitol 103:43-51. 2002..maculatum can acquire infection and nymphs can harbor viable oocysts as demonstrated by this study, the potential variety of vertebrate hosts that can alternate with GCTs in maintaining an endemic cycle is considerably expanded...
- Tick infestations of the eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) and small rodentia in northwest Alabama and implications for disease transmissionJoseph C Cooney
Northwest Shoals Community College, R O. Box 101 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35662, USA
J Vector Ecol 30:171-80. 2005..variabilis; all five had higher infestation levels per host than did the eastern cottontail rabbit. Data on host relationships in association with seasonal activity are presented...
- A survey of ticks (Acari:Ixodidae) on cattle, sheep and goats in the Dohuk Governorate, IraqLuqman Taib Omer
Dohuk Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Dohuk, Dohuk, Iraq
Parasitol Res 101:S179-81. 2007..In Eqre, the peaks of infestation occurred after harvesting of cereals in the middle of June until end of July...
- Goats as alternative hosts of cattle ticksN Nyangiwe
Döhne Agricultural Development Institute, Private Bag X15, Stutterheim 4930, South Africa
Onderstepoort J Vet Res 74:1-7. 2007..05). These results underscore the necessity of including goats in any tick control programme designed for cattle at the same locality...
- Ticks of small ruminants in ChinaHong Yin
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, PR China
Parasitol Res 101:S187-9. 2007..Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis transmits the two as yet unidentified species of Theileria transstadially. Priorities for future research on these diseases are summarised...
- Status of tick distribution in Bangladesh, India and PakistanSrikant Ghosh
Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India
Parasitol Res 101:S207-16. 2007..Among the parasitological problems, the damage caused by TTBDs is considered very high, and the control of TTBDs has been given priority...
- [Cattle babesiosis]Marek Sawczuk
Katedra Genetyki, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, al Piastow 40b, Szczecin 71 045
Wiad Parazytol 53:73-9. 2007..In this review all species of Babesia known to date to be infective to cattle are described with emphasis on geographical distribution of piroplasmosis, tick vector and pathogenicity of particular species and strains...
- The Ivomec SR Bolus for control of Boophilus annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) on cattle in South TexasJ A Miller
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Knipling-Bushland U. S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory, Kerrville, TX 78028-9184, USA
J Econ Entomol 94:1622-7. 2001..Although two boluses per animal did eliminate the ticks from treated heifers and the pasture they were in, the treatment would not be sufficiently efficacious for mature cattle (>400 kg) for it to be useful in the program...
- Prevalence of and risk factors for canine tick infestation in the United States, 2002-2004Malathi Raghavan
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:65-75. 2007..Feasibility of collecting information for surveillance of vectors ticks on a national level using this large, electronic veterinary database is discussed...
- An update on the ecological distribution of Ixodid ticks infesting cattle in Rwanda: countrywide cross-sectional survey in the wet and the dry seasonThomas Bazarusanga
Rwanda Animal Resources Development Authority RARDA, Kigali, Rwanda
Exp Appl Acarol 43:279-91. 2007..The geographical distribution of various tick species throughout the country and their epidemiological implications are discussed...
- Cattle ticks of the genera Rhipicephalus and Amblyomma of economic importance in Tanzania: distribution assessed with GIS based on an extensive field surveyGodelieve Lynen
Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Veterinary Investigation Centre, PO Box 1068, Arusha, Tanzania
Exp Appl Acarol 43:303-19. 2007..appendiculatus, R. pravus and the three Amblyomma species investigated. Whether this observation indicates a relative indifference of these ticks to environmental and/or climate changes allows room for speculation...
- Dermal mast cell counts in F2 Holstein x Gir crossbred cattle artificially infested with the tick Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)J R Engracia Filho
, , Brazil
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1081:476-8. 2006..It is concluded that the tick infestation may lead to an environmental modification in the dermis of parasitized hosts due to the massive migration of mast cells or their local proliferation...
- Diagnostic assays for Borrelia IonestariSusan Little; Fiscal Year: 2005..causing disease in people and, ultimately, a more robust understanding of the role of B. lonestari as a human pathogen. Improved diagnosis of human B. lonestari infection should result. ..
- Generation of babesial surface protein diversitySHAWN BERENS; Fiscal Year: 2006..The sponsors collaborate closely in research and have successfully mentored clinicians, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to research independence. ..
- CD1-Mediated Immunity Of Lyme DiseaseLinda Bockenstedt; Fiscal Year: 2005..For the field of Lyme disease, defining the key molecules expressed by tick-borne spirochetes will move us one step closer toward understanding how this pathogen invades, disseminates and persists in the mammalian host. ..
- Homeostatic Regulation of T LymphocytesBooki Min; Fiscal Year: 2011..The current proposal aims to investigate underlying cellular mechanism, and the results will aid our understanding of the immune mechanism and facilitate therapeutic strategies to treat disorders caused by the dysregulation. ..
- LYME DISEASE IN WESTERN USA: ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGYRobert Lane; Fiscal Year: 2007..Development of this risk model, which culminates over 2 decades of intensive study, should contribute significantly to our knowledge of the landscape ecology and epidemiology of LD in this region. ..
- Natural History of Borrelia lonestariSusan Little; Fiscal Year: 2006..S., enhancing public health efforts in those areas where people are risk of infection; reduction in human disease from these pathogens should result. ..
- Genesis & Control of Lyme Disease by Innate ImmunityLinda Bockenstedt; Fiscal Year: 2009..For the field of Lyme disease, defining the key molecules expressed by host-adapted spirochetes will move us one step closer toward understanding how this pathogen persists in an immunologically responsive host. ..
- Real-time Imaging Analysis of Vector-borne Lyme Borreliosis Pathogenesis & PersisLinda K Bockenstedt; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Homeostatic Regulation of T LymphocytesBooki Min; Fiscal Year: 2010..The current proposal aims to investigate underlying cellular mechanism, and the results will aid our understanding of the immune mechanism and facilitate therapeutic strategies to treat disorders caused by the dysregulation. ..
- Homeostatic Regulation of T LymphocytesBooki Min; Fiscal Year: 2009..The current proposal aims to investigate underlying cellular mechanism, and the results will aid our understanding of the immune mechanism and facilitate therapeutic strategies to treat disorders caused by the dysregulation. ..
- Regulating I. scapularis and the Role of Entomopathogenic Fungi Thomas Daniels; Fiscal Year: 2007..scapularis in lab studies. Long- term health benefits might also accrue with the reduction in pesticide use those results from the availability of an effective biocontrol agent. ..
- National Animal Syndromic Surveillance for BioterrorismLAWRENCE GLICKMAN; Fiscal Year: 2004..g. months or years) following exposure to a biological or chemical threat agent. ..
- LYME DISEASE IN WESTERN USA--ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGYRobert Lane; Fiscal Year: 1993..Finally, 3 kinds of archival museum specimens (ticks, woodrat skins, Native American skeletal remains) will be assayed for Bb-nucleic acid with the polymerase chain reaction to determine the antiquity of LD in this region...
- LYME DISEASE IN WESTERN USA--ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGYRobert Lane; Fiscal Year: 1992..The effects of exposure to direct sunlight or of spirochetal infection on questing by immature ticks also will be determined...
- LYME DISEASE IN WESTERN USA: ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGYRobert Lane; Fiscal Year: 2004..And anti-complement activity in saliva of human-biting vector ticks (2 spp.) As determinants of reservoir-host competence or vector competence for Bb sl or relapsing fever group spirochetes present in the western USA. ..