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The Ixodid Ticks (Acari
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction CHAPTER 2 History

2.1 South Africa

2.2 Namibia

2.3 Botswana

2.4 Swaziland

2.5 Lesotho

2.6 Maputo Province

CHAPTER 3 Sources of Information and Methods

3.1 Southern Africa: Countries, Topography, Climate and Biomes

3.1.1 Countries

3.1.2 Topography

3.1.3 Temperature and rainfall

3.1.4 Biomes

3.2 Nomenclature

3.2.1 Ticks

3.2.2 Hosts

3.3 Descriptions

3.3.1 Taxonomy

3.3.2 Size

3.3.3 Male to female ratio

3.4 Distribution

3.4.1 South African Tick Survey

3.4.2 Other surveys

3.4.3 Regional distribution

3.5 Tick Collection

3.5.1 Tick collection from live animals

3.5.2 Tick collection from dead animals

3.5.3 Vegetation

3.6 Tick/Host and Host/Tick Lists

3.7 Host Specificity

3.8 Seasonal Abundance

3.9 Life Cycles

3.10 Tick-Borne Diseases

3.11 References

CHAPTER 4 The Genus Amblyomma CHAPTER 5 The Genus Haemaphysalis CHAPTER 6 The Genus Hyalomma CHAPTER 7 The Genus Ixodes CHAPTER 8 The Genus Rhipicephalus CHAPTER 9 Ticks belonging to other Genera CHAPTER 10 Hosts and Host and Vegetation Tick Lists Hosts

Domestic animals

Humans

Wildlife

Host/Tick Lists

South Africa

Namibia

Botswana

Swaziland

Lesotho

Maputo Province

CHAPTER 11 Tick-Borne Diseases

Animals

Humans

About the Author

Ivan G. Horak is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

Heloise Heyne is a Senior Technician and the Curator of the Gertrud Theiler Tick Museum, in the section Epidemiology, Parasites & Vectors, Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

G. James Gallivan Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Formerly Department of Biology, University of Swaziland, P/B Kwaluseni, Swaziland.

Roy Williams is a Senior Researcher in the section Epidemiology, Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

Arthur M. Spickett is a retired Senior Researcher in the section Epidemiology, Parasites & Vectors at the Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

J. Durr Bezuidenhout is a retired Veterinary Researcher and Deputy Director of the Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

Agustin Estrada-Pena is a Professor in the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.

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