A study on cattle tick of Chitwan district of Nepal in different seasons
Author(s): Utsav Lamichhane and Hom Bahadur Basnet
Abstract: Hard ticks are more prevalent in the terai belt of Nepal. Ticks themselves suck blood from the animal body and act as vector for various pathogen causing diseases like babesiosis, anaplasmosis etc. To understand the pattern of seasonal prevalence of ticks a survey was done in the Madi, Chitwan in two different seasons i.e. summer and winter. Tick samples were collected manually and stored in ethanol (70%) and glycerin (5%) mixture. And identified with the guideline of MAFF (1998) and Walker et al. (2003). A total of 134 samples were collected out of which 82 (61.19%) were collected in summer and 52 (38.81%) in winter. Tick infestation in summer was higher than that of the winter. Statistically the result was non-significant. Similarly, among tick samples collected from various parts of cattle body, dewlap was found with highest infestation of 39.55% which was followed by followed by perineum and udder (23.88%), ear (16.42%), abdomen (8.21%), tail base (8.21%) and withers (3,73%). This relation was statistically non-significant. But scientifically the infestation is itself significant to cause negative impact in the health of cattle and its productivity.
How to cite this article:
Utsav Lamichhane, Hom Bahadur Basnet. A study on cattle tick of Chitwan district of Nepal in different seasons. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(1):36-38.