Florida Species of Ticks
Exp Appl Acarol. 2016 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Ticks associated with domestic dogs and cats in Florida, USA.
- 1Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32607, USA.
- 2U.S. Army Medical Command, Carlisle, PA, 17013, USA.
- 3Field Veterinary Services, Merial Ltd, Duluth, GA, 30096, USA.
- 4Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32607, USA.
- 5Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA, Gainesville, FL, 32608, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voluntary collections of ticks from domestic dogs and cats by veterinary practitioners across Florida, USA, were conducted over a 10 month period.
Of the 1337 ticks submitted, five species of ixodid ticks were identified and included Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Amblyomma americanum, A. maculatum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis. [See photos below]
Most ticks were collected from dogs (98.4 %) with the most predominant species being R. sanguineus (94.3 %).
Of the ticks collected from cats (1.6 %), A. americanum were the most common (74 %). Only R. sanguineus were collected throughout the state, with the other species collected only in central and north Florida.
The tick species collected from dogs and cats represent a risk to these domestic species as well as associated humans for a range of tick-borne diseases in Florida.
Amblyomma; Cat; Dog; Florida; Ixodes; Rhipicephalus; Ticks
PMID: 26888081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Link Here- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26888081
Ticks Found in Florida On Dogs
Rhipicephalus sanguineus- Brown Dog Tick
Amblyomma americanum- Lone Star Tick
A. maculatum- Gulf Coast Tick
Dermacentor variabilis- American Dog Tick (Wood Tick)
Ixodes scapularis- Deer Tick
Brown Dog Tick
Lone Star Tick
Gulf Coast Tick
University of Florida
American Dog Tick