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Table 3 Cumulative tick counts and mean tick loads ± SE of cattle according to age groups

From: Ixodid ticks of traditionally managed cattle in central Nigeria: where Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus does not dare (yet?)

Age group Cumulative counts Mean tick load ± SE
Calves (<6 months) 142 10.1 ± 2.7a
Juveniles (6–24 months) 595 18.0 ± 2.9
Adults (>24 months) 4274 23.6 ± 1.6a
  1. a Statistical significance between the two age groups.