Cattle ticks population and prevalence of Babesia spp amongst it vector: Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in a zone of Ivory Coast

  • A Toure
  • C Komoin-Oka
  • I Sylla


The aim of this survey is to evaluate prevalence of Babesia spp in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and the importance of ticks species existing in Bingerville area. In this cross sectional study, thirty six cattle
from 6 farms have been sampled in Bingerville area (Ivory coast Southeast). From 511 ticks collected, 102 Ambyomma spp (19.97%) and 409 Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (80.03%) were identified. Then, the
prevalence of Babesia spp parasites amongst Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus was focused. With 120 engorged females of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, 24 pools of 5 ticks each were done. The Giemsa
stain test had shown prevalences of 8.33% and 1.73% of Babesia spp respectively in pool and individual levels.

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eISSN: 1997-342X
print ISSN: 1991-8631