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Occurrence of Amblyomma mixtum on the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Mexico.

A new interesting article has been published in Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. 2018 Oct 23;7(3):405-408. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.10.005. eCollection 2018 Dec. and titled:

Occurrence of Amblyomma mixtum on the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Mexico.

Authors of this article are:

Aguilar-Domínguez M, Romero-Salas D, Sánchez-Montes S, Barradas-Piña F, Rosas-Saito G, Cruz-Romero A, Ibarra-Priego N, Becker I, Lohmeyer KH, Pérez de León A.

A summary of the article is shown below:

The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is an Asian species of bovine that was introduced in Mexico in 1992 as an alternative for milk and meat production. To date, no surveys have been conducted to identify ticks acquired by water buffaloes since their arrival in the country. Here we report, for the first time, the presence of Amblyomma mixtum, a neotropical tick in the Amblyomma cajennense complex, found on water buffaloes from Mexico and discuss its possible implications in veterinary public health for the region.

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