Determination the frequency of Ixodid ticks on the sheep in Khorasan Razavi province, Iran



A survey was carried out to investigate the frequency of hard tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) on sheep in
Khorasan Razvi province. A total of 812 ticks were collected from the sheep of different areas of Khorsan
Razavi province five species were identified as follow: Rhipicephalus turanicus (59.23%),
Hyalomma.marginatum turanicum (25.73%), Hyalomma excavatum (14.8%), Hyalomma anatolicum
(8.3%), and Dermacentor niveus (4.8%). The frequency of tick infestation in southern parts was greater
than northern parts of the province. R. turanicuss and H. m. turanicum. Were dominant ticks in the