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A Survey of the Most Prevalent Tick Parasite on Dogs In Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State-Nigeria.

Edem Effiong Asukwo Offiong, O. E. Obioku, U. Akpabio, M. Habib, N. Nsikak-Abasi, K. K. Nkeme

Abstract


This study was designed to ascertain the prevalence of tick parasites on dogs found in five (5) local communities of Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. At the end of the research, it was discovered that there is a high prevalence of tick parasitization on dogs in the study area. This therefore calls for a need for further investigation and information on these parasites from other areas so as to enable animal care givers and Veterinarians formulate a master plan that will aid in tackling and managing ticks and their associated diseases.


Keywords


Ticks;Ectoparasites;Dogs;Rhipicephalus;Abak

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