sheep tick


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sheep tick

n.
1. See sheep ked.
2. A tick (Ixodes ricinus) that infests sheep and other vertebrates, including humans.

sheep tick

n
1. (Animals) a tick, Ixodes ricinus, that is parasitic on sheep, cattle, and man and transmits the disease louping ill in sheep
2. (Animals) another name for sheep ked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheep tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattlesheep tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
hippoboscid, louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
genus Melophagus, Melophagus - an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked
2.sheep tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humanssheep tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
hard tick, ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
genus Ixodes, Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae
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Despite its name, the sheep tick will feed from a wide variety of mammals and birds.
THE most common tick found in Britain is the sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus), which, despite its accepted name, is not host-specific, getting its blood meals from many different hosts including man.
The UK harbours more than 20 species of this relative of the spider, but it is the sheep tick that poses the biggest risk to humans.
I recently found myself in hospital dangerously bleeding from a sheep tick bite (after an hour and a half ambulance ride, full lights and bells) only to be met by a doctor who obviously had never seen a tick, or knew what they could do, or how to protect me from Lyme Disease.
AFTER my father decided to drag us through overgrown gorse bushes whilst on a walk in rainy South Devon several years ago, a sheep tick became attached to my head.