Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 772–773 | Cite as

Prevalence of ixodid ticks on cattle and sheep northeast of Iran

  • Mehdi Aghamohammad HassanEmail author
  • Afshin Raoofi
  • Arman Hosseini
  • Mohammad Reza Mehrara
  • Fatemeh Amininajafi
Original Article


A survey was carried out to investigate the prevalence of hard tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) on cattle and sheep north of Iran. The aim of study was to determine the prevalence of hard ticks on cattle and sheep in the mountainous areas of Golestan province and their geographical distribution. A total of 26 ticks were collected from 22 infested cattle and 26 ticks were collected from 12 infested sheep during activating seasons of ticks in 2013–2014. The species collected from cattle and sheep were Hyalomma marginatum, Hyalomma anatolicum, Hyalomma asiaticum, Rhipicephalus bursa and Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The results show that these are dominant tick species in the surveyed area.


Ticks Sheep Cattle Season Golestan 



The authors thank Dr.Javad Javanbakht for their help with this manuscript.


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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi Aghamohammad Hassan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Afshin Raoofi
    • 1
  • Arman Hosseini
    • 1
  • Mohammad Reza Mehrara
    • 2
  • Fatemeh Amininajafi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineTehran UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Doctor of Veterinary MedicineTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineTehran UniversityTehranIran

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