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Volume 25 (10):720-729, 2021.

Incidence, species and attachment sites of Ixodidae ticks in cattle, sheep and goats in Algeria.


Derradj Lotfi¹ and Kohil Karima¹ ²


¹Arthropods Biosystematics and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Animal Biology, Fréres Mentouri ²Institute of Veterinary Science, Fréres Mentouri Constantine 1 University, Constantine, Algeria.




Lotfi D, Karima K., Incidence, species and attachment sites of Ixodidae sticks in cattle, sheep and goats in Algeria, 25 (10):720-729, 2021. We report incidence, type and body location of Ixodidae ticks on cattle, goats, and sheep slaughtered at Tadjenanet, Algeria during 2020. Of 448 animals examined, 67 (14.95 %) were infected by one or more ticks of which 262 consisted of 2 genera Rhipicephalus spp. (79.77%) and Hyalomma spp. (20.23%) and 9 species Hyalomma anatolicum, H. excavatum, H impeltatum, H. lusitanicum, H. marginatum, H. scupence, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus, R. bursa and R. sanguineus. This is the first time that Hyalomma impeltatum has been reported in Mila, Algeria. Most prevalent was Rhipicephalus bursa (40.84%).


Keywords:Incidence, Ixodidae · Sheep, Abattoir, Mila, Algeria, circa 2020.