Tick Vector Biology

Medical and Veterinary Aspects

  • Bruce Fivaz
  • Trevor Petney
  • Ivan Horak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. D. R. Barnard, R. T. Ervin, F. M. Epplin
    Pages 55-69
  3. R. A. I. Norval, H. R. Andrew, C. E. Yunker, M. J. Burridge
    Pages 71-86
  4. C. G. Stewart
    Pages 101-107
  5. J. van Heerden
    Pages 109-125
  6. P. Botha
    Pages 127-133
  7. C. E. Yunker, R. A. I. Norval
    Pages 143-147
  8. J. Schröder
    Pages 175-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-193

About this book


The book provides a comprehensive account of ticks and tick-borne diseases occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. It begins with a complete up-to-date overview of the systematics of the Ixodida (Ixodidae, Argasidae and Nutalliellidae) and is followed by a review of the problem of ticks and tick-borne diseases of domestic animals world wide. This leads on to multi-disciplinary approaches to planning tick and tick-borne disease control and to contributions on calculating the economic impact of a tick species such as Amblyomma americanum on beef production systems. Heartwater fever (cowdriosis) and dermatophilosis are endemic in Africa and pose a threat to the North American mainland. The epidemiology of these two diseases is discussed in detail as is the role of frozen vaccines to control bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis. The book also includes chapters on tick transmitted zoonoses such as Lyme borreliosis, tick typhus and ehrlichiosis. It concludes with a review of the acaricidal treatment of tick infestation.


Epidemiologie Krankheitsüberträger animals biology diseases epidemiology infection infectious disease infectious diseases parasite parasites parasitology systematics vaccine zoonoses

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce Fivaz
    • 1
  • Trevor Petney
    • 2
  • Ivan Horak
    • 3
  1. 1.Tick Research UnitRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Dept. of ParasitologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Veterinary Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76645-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76643-5
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