Tick Fauna of Small Ruminants in South Part of Serbia, with Emphasis to North Kosovo

Ivan PAVLOVIĆ, Valentina MILANOVIĆ, Bisa RADOVIĆ, Snežana IVANOVIĆ, Milan P. PETROVIĆ, Violeta CARO-PETROVIĆ, Jovan BOJKOVSKI

Abstract


The study regarding tick fauna and season distribution of ticks of small ruminant in the south part of Serbia, with emphasis on north Kosovo was performed during 2017. During the study we examined a total of 114 flocks of goats and sheep from Zvečan and Leposavić districts (villages Ceranja, Majdevo, Zemanica, Mure, Rudine, Žitkovac, Oraovica, Mošnica, Donji Krnjin, Belo brdo, Mioliće, Drenova and Beliće). Infections occurred at and on 56.14% of examined sheep and 31.42% of examined goats. The most abudant tick species were Ixodes ricinus, followed by Dermacentor marginatus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, R.bursa, Haemaphysalis punctata and D.recticulatus.

Keywords


ticks; goats; sheep; south Serbia; north Kosovo.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:2019.0034




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