E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Determination of Tick Species and Treatment of Cows, Sheep and Goats in the Sivas-Zara Region
1 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Zara Ahmet Çuhadaroğlu Meslek Yüksekokulu  
2 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Fen - Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü, Sivas  
3 Atatürk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı  
4 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Sivas, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2006; 30: 209-212

Key Words: Cattle, sheep, goat, tick, treatment
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine tick infestation in cattle, sheep and goats in the Zara–Sivas region for one year and to determine the epizootiology of the tick species as well as to investigate treatment of the infested animals. Tick infestation was detected in 71 (29.6%) out of 240 cattle, 66 (24.0%) out of 275 sheep and 50 (19.9%) out of 252 goats in the Zara region. It has been shown that the tick infestation on cattle included Haemaphysalis parva (33.8%), Dermacentor marginatus (2.8%), Boophilus annulatus (21.1%), Haemaphysalis concinna (15.5%), Hyalomma marginatum (19.7%) and Rhipicephalus bursa (7%). Those on sheep included Dermacentor niveus (18.2%), Dermacentor marginatus (31.8%), Haemaphysalis parva (13.6%), Haemaphysalis concinna (4.5%), Hyalomma marginatum (4.5%) and Rhipicephalus bursa (27.3%). Those on goats included Dermacentor niveus (4%), Dermacentor marginatus (12%), Haemaphysalis parva (40%), Haemaphysalis concinna (2%), Boophilus annulatum (4%), Hyalomma marginatum (6%) and Rhipicephalus bursa (32%). Ivermectin was administered to the infested animals in a dose of 200 µg/kg subcutaneously. The administration of the ivermectin was effective. As a result, it has been shown that the tick infestation is present in cattle, sheep and goats in Zara region, the tick species differ according to the season and administration of ivermectin was an effective treatment. 

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