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order

acari

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family

ixodidae

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Ioxdid life cycle depends on

species of tick
environmental conditions
availability of suitable host

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damaging affects of Ioxdid

consume blood
mouthparts cause other infections
transmission of disease

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common name

Lonestar tick
GulfCoast tick
Tropicalbont tick
Bont tick

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hosts

humans, livestock, dogs, cats

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long or short palps

long

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is the scutum ornate?

ornate

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A.americanum“lonestartick” single _____on female scutum

white spot

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___host tick

3

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life cycle

larvae attach to host, feed, drop off molt
nymph attach to host, feed, drop off, molt
adult attach to host, feed, drop off
females lay eggs

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site of infection

head, ears, neck

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pathogenesis

painful bites
transmits diseases

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Hepatozoon americanum by ingestion of

A. maculatum

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diagnosis

identification of tick

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treatment

parasiticides