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A climate-based model for the development of the ixodid tick, Rhipicephalus-appendiculatus in East coast fever zones

King, D. and Gettinby, G. and Newson, R.M. (1988) A climate-based model for the development of the ixodid tick, Rhipicephalus-appendiculatus in East coast fever zones. Veterinary Parasitology, 29 (1). pp. 41-51. ISSN 0304-4017

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Abstract

East Coast fever (Theileria parva infection) is an important parasitic disease of cattle in East and Central Africa. Past experimental studies have provided a great deal of information on the dynamics of the life cycle of the tick vector, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. This paper describes a mathematical model based on field observations to explain the close relationship between the tick life cycle and climate. The model provides a basis for the future study of different ECF control programmes using computer experiments.