Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-0935
LABRUNA, M.B. et al. Prevalence of ticks on dogs from rural areas at northern region of Paraná. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2001, vol.53, n.5, pp. 553-556. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352001000500007.
During January and February, 2000, 133 dogs from 21 farms located in eight diferent counties at the northern region of Paraná, Brazil, were examined for ticks. Ticks found on dogs were collected and identified. Information about dog rearing system was also obtained. Fifty-five ticks were collected on 19 dogs (14.3%) from 11 farms (52.4%). Four species were identified: Rhipicephalus sanguineus (20 ticks on nine dogs from seven farms), Boophilus microplus (15 ticks on five dogs from five farms), Amblyomma ovale (nine ticks on six dogs from four farms) and Amblyomma aureolatum (11 ticks on three dogs from one farm). The results are discussed considering the behavior of some dogs used to stroll into the woods and pasture areas whereas other dogs remained closer to the human facilities.
Palabras llave : Dog; Rhipicephalus sanguineus; Boophilus microplus; Amblyomma aureolatum; Amblyomma ovale.