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cattle tick

n.
A brown tick (Boophilus annulatus) whose bite transmits the causative agent of Texas fever in cattle.

cat′tle tick`


n.
any tick of the genus Boophilus that is a vector for the protozoans that cause Texas fever.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Immunological profiles of Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle infested with the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.
One example of exotic ticks that effects the United States is Boophilus annulatus and B microplus, also known respectively as the cattle fever tick and the southern cattle tick, that were imported here by Spanish colonists who brought tick-infested cattle and horses with them.
The identification of suitable antigens for a cattle tick vaccine and its development has become the subject of research around the world.
For example, they are combining genome sequencing with bioinformatics and molecular biology tools, such as high-throughput proteomics, microarrays, and RNA interference, in an effort to develop a vaccine against cattle ticks using information encoded in the cattle tick genome.
The Bill will simplify a number of biosecurity-related permit schemes and provide a rationalisation of fees such as consolidating 56 cattle tick fees into 12 fees.
For example, Rhipicephalus evertsi (not a North American species) uses only two hosts, and the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus (essentially eradicated from the United States in the 1940s), parasitizes only one.
Blood concentration in the cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) is greatest during the last hours of final feeding when engorged females consumed a concentrated blood meal twice their own weight (Seifert et al.
The southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, and the cattle-fever tick, Boophilus.
The cattle tick was first detected in northern Australia in 1872.
Then it's on to the Florida Keys to examine global warming and a quick jaunt to the Mexican border to help stop cattle tick fever reaching US soil.
loculosum ticks in New Caledonia and with the ESF-5 strain isolated from the cattle tick, A.