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dc.contributorHamdi, Dhiaen_US
dc.contributorJedidi, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorRekik, Mouraden_US
dc.contributorGharbi, Mohameden_US
dc.creatorElati, Khawlaen_US
dc.identifier.citationKhawla Elati, Dhia Hamdi, Mohamed Jedidi, Mourad Rekik, Mohamed Gharbi. (3/4/2018). Differences in tick infestation of Tunisian sheep breeds. Veterinary parasitology (Amsterdam), 13, pp. 50-54.en_US
dc.description.abstractDifferent infestation patterns by ixodid ticks were studied in three sheep breeds in Tunisia: Barbarine, Queue Fine de l'Ouest and their cross-bred animals. During one year, 700 sheep were monitored and examined for tick infestation. A total of 722 ticks were collected from sheep ears. The most frequent tick species was by far Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (99%) and there were few specimens of Rhipicephalus bursa (1%) (p < 0.001). Overall infestation prevalence was estimated at 10.4%. The lowest infestation prevalence was in Barbarine sheep (7.3%), followed by Queue Fine de l'Ouest (16.7%) and the highest prevalence was in cross-bred sheep (19.1%) (p < 0.001). Mean overall infestation intensity was 1.6 ticks/sheep: lowest in Barbarine (1.4), followed by Queue Fine de l'Ouest (1.7) and cross-bred sheep (1.8). Similarly, abundance was lowest in Barbarine sheep (0.1), and was 0.3 in Queue Fine de l'Ouest and cross-bred animals. The results demonstrated a reduced infestation, possibly due to reduced attractiveness and/or increased resistance to tick infestation, of the Barbarine breed compared with the other two breeds. Further behavioural, genetic and molecular studies are needed to explain the mechanisms for the lower infestation indicators.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier (12 months)en_US
dc.sourceVeterinary parasitology (Amsterdam);13,(2018) Pagination 50,54en_US
dc.subjectqueue fine de l'ouesten_US
dc.titleDifferences in tick infestation of Tunisian sheep breedsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idRekik, Mourad: 0000-0001-7455-2017en_US
cg.subject.agrovocrhipicephalus sanguineusen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrhipicephalus bursaen_US
cg.contributor.centerManouba University, National School of Veterinary Medicine of Sidi Thabet - ENMVen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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