A survey of ticks on farm animals in Libya.

Original article


Gabaj MM, Awan MA, Beesley WN.

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, U.K.

Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1992 Oct;86(5):543-8.


Thirteen species of ixodid ticks and two species of argasid ticks were collected during a three-year survey of 58 farms in Libya. These included Boophilus annulatus, B. microplus, B. decoloratus, seven species of Hyalomma, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Rh. evertsi, Rh. bursa, Argas persicus and Ornithodoros foleyi. This is the first recording of B. microplus, B. decoloratus and Rh. bursa in Libya. Of 20,391 animals examined by random sampling, 2020 (9.6%) had ticks; particularly common were Hy. dromedarii on camels, Hy. impeltatum on sheep and Hy. excavatum on cattle. The tick found most frequently overall was Hy. dromedarii.

Keywords: A survey of ticks on farm animals in Libya.