International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2022)

Epizoology of Ixodid tick infestations in cattle in and around BBAU campus, Lucknow


Kamal Jaiswal, Suman Mishra, Akshay Kumar Singh Rathore, Amit Singh, Saumya Sharma

India ranks as the topmost milk-producing country in the world. It’s ‘raining milk’ in Uttar Pradesh, the Uttam Pradesh of the country. Both India and the state of the U.P. have the second-highest cattle population at their respective levels. The purest and the most sacred animal in Hindu mythology- ‘cow’ (Bos spp.) has been a symbol of non-violent generosity as her products like milk provide nourishment from an infant to a fully grown adult. Cattle rearing faces several health issues of rearing animals mainly due to parasitism. The ectoparasites of cow, ticks harm the animal by attaching their mouthparts to animal skin and feeding exclusively on the host’s blood and body fluids. Ixodid tick infestations cause many threats to the cattle and thus making the animal more vulnerable to several ailments. The proposed study is designed to perform the Epizoology explaining the Morphology, Biodiversity, and Prevalence of Ixodid ticks infesting the cattle in and around BBAU campus, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The estimated value of the Shannon diversity index was observed to be -1.1. During the study, 135 cattle were surveyed, of which 79 cattle were found to be pestered with ticks. The altogether occurrence was computed as equal to 58.51% and 103 ticks were gathered from the cattle’s bodies, the majority were males. The collected Ixodid ticks of four species were recognized as Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (56.31%), Haemaphysalis bispinosa (16.50%), R. sanguineus (4., 85%), and Hyalomma anatolicum (22.34%). The prevalence of Ixodid ticks was studied and analyzed concerning the months of the study, management practices, breed, sex, age, and sites of predilection on cattle.
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How to cite this article:
Kamal Jaiswal, Suman Mishra, Akshay Kumar Singh Rathore, Amit Singh, Saumya Sharma. Epizoology of Ixodid tick infestations in cattle in and around BBAU campus, Lucknow. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2022, Pages 165-174
International Journal of Entomology Research