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The ear of an animal parasitised by the brown ear tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, the vector of the protozoan causing East Coast fever (ECF).

Term: 2013
Published: November 18, 2013
Revised: July 30, 2015

The systematics and taxonomy of ticks, the seasonal occurrence, different life cycles, tick morphology and identification and differential diagnosis of ticks of veterinary importance are described.

Refer to the Tick Photodatabase of African ticks.

About The Instructor

Prof Maxime Madder

Prof Maxime Madder

  • Biologist, PhD
  • Head of Veterinary Entomology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Extra-ordinary lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

This Work, Tick identification, by Dr Maxime Madder is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.