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Document ID (ISN)68772
CIS number 97-658
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Clark K.L., Wills W., Tedders S.H., Williams D.C.
Title Ticks removed from dogs and animal care personnel in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.3, No.4, p.45-55. 44 ref.
Abstract Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) were collected from animals and workers at veterinary clinics and animal shelters in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA from April to December 1994. A total of 623 ticks were collected; 21 from humans and 602 from dogs and cats. The most common species collected was Dermacentor variabilis, the American dog tick, known to be associated with various diseases including tick-borne rickettsial fever and tick paralysis. The medical and veterinary importance of the most frequently occurring species are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; acarids; handling of animals; veterinary services; acarid infections
Descriptors (secondary) tick-borne rickettsial fever; South Carolina
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Livestock rearing
Animal hazards