DISTRIBUTION OF HARD TICK SPECIES AMONG SHEEP OVIS ARIESL. IN AL-ANBAR PROVINCE, WESTERN DESERT OF IRAQ

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17/6/2014 9:45 AM

DISTRIBUTION OF HARD TICK SPECIES AMONG SHEEP OVIS ARIESL. IN AL-ANBAR PROVINCE, WESTERN DESERT OF IRAQ



Mohammad K. Mohammad
Suhad Y. Jassim
Iraq Natural History Research Centre and Museum, University of Baghdad, Bab Al-Muadham, Baghdad, Iraq
email: amarmkm82@yahoo.com


ABSTRACT

The Middle East fat tailed sheep Ovis aries L. examined within the boundaries of Al-Anbar province, western Iraq was found to acquire seven species of ixodid ticks namely, Hyalomma anatolicum, H. excxavatum, H. marginatum turanicum, H. detritum, Hyalomma sp., Rhipicephalus turanicus and R. s. sanguineus. The results discussed with the pertinent literature.




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