oa African Zoology - Ixodid ticks of impala (Aepyceros melampus) in Swaziland: effect of age class, sex, body condition and management

Volume 30, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Examines the relationships between tick infestations and age class, sex, body condition, and management. Five species of ixodid ticks were commonly collected from impala in the Mlawula-Mbuluzi-Simunye Nature Reserve and Protected Area Complex in Swaziland. The prevalence and apparent intensity of infestation of most tick species was greater on yearlings and adults than on lambs, and on adult males than on adult females. Illustrates with a table and graphs.

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