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Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Associated with Rural Dogs in Uruará, Eastern Amazon, Brazil

Marcelo Bahia Labruna, Valéria Stacchini Ferreira Homem, Marcos Bryan Heinemann, José Soares Ferreira Neto
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-37.5.774 774-776 First published online: 1 September 2000


A survey of 124 dogs for ticks was conducted from August to November 1998 in 68 small farms of Uruará municipality in Eastern Amazon-Brazil. We collected 55 ticks from 18 dogs (14.5%). Amblyomma oblongoguttatum Koch, Amblyomma ovale Koch, and Amblyomma cajennense (F.) were found on nine, six, and one dog, respectively. Fourteen small farms (20.5%) had at least one dog with ticks.

  • Amblyomma oblongoguttatum
  • Amblyomma ovale
  • Amblyomma cajennense
  • ticks
  • dogs
  • Brazil
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