Zoological Survey of the Union of South Africa. Tick Survey. Part I. Distribution of Amblyomma hebraeum, the Heartwater Tick

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  • SDG 13
  • Abstract:

    1. The distribution of A. hebraeum has been given in terms of political divisions as well as in terms of vegetational coverage. 2. A. hebraeum is seen to be present in the parklands and in the bushveld of the summer rainfall areas, where the bush coverage offers adequate shelter; it is absent, however, from the more arid bushveld regions even though the hush shelter would be adequate. 3. It is concluded that where farming conditions are favourable the tick could be controlled by dipping.