Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes acutitarsus reported for the first time from semi wild cattle Bos frontalis (Mithun) of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. During December 2011 to March 2012, a thorough survey was undertaken to evaluate the incidence and intensity of ectoparasite infections among mithun in Northeast India. During the course of investigation, a relatively uncommon ectoparasite were encountered in five mithun examined. Based on the morphological characters, the ectoparasites were identified as Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes acutitarsus. Significance of the infection in terms of veterinary and public health is discussed.
Keywords: ectoparasite. Ixodes acutitarsus. Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Bos frontalis. Arunachal Pradesh.
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