PREVALENCE OF TICK AND MANGE MITES’ INFESTATION IN GOATS IN BENATSEMAY DISTRICT OF SOUTH OMO ZONE, ETHIOPIA
Keywords:Tick, Mange-Mites, Benatsemay
Across sectional, study of tick was conducted to identify types of tick species and determine the Prevalence of tick and mange mites infestation in small ruminants in Benatsemayworeda, South Omozone, Southern Nation Nationality of Ethiopia. Collection and identification of the ticks and mange mites were undertaken from June 6----- /15/ 2019. The overall prevalence of tick and mange mites infestation in the study area was 172 (40.66%) All visible individual adult ticks were collected from the body of 172 goats. The prevalence of tickand mange mites infestation in goats was found to be (40.66%). In this study, one/ species of ticks, which grouped under one genus, was identified. The most abundant species found in this study were Rhipicephalus/pulchellus, eversi, simus, B(decoloratus) and psoroptics mites.
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