Ixodes Species other than I. ricinus
In mid-Europe the following Ixodes species are relatively common: I. hexagonus is found on 90 % of all hedgehogs, but also occurs on dogs and martens. I. canisuga occurs on red foxes, I. trianguliceps on mice. I. holocyclus is found in Australia (named common bush tick). It is found on a very broad spectrum of hosts and is considered as the most potent agent of tick paralysis found in house and wild animals. Considerable losses are reported among dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and even chicken.