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Table 4 Cumulative counts and mean loads ± SE of tick species according to age groups of cattle

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

Tick species Cumulative counts Mean tick load ± SE
Calves Juveniles Adults Calves Juveniles Adults
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus 56 197 1637 4.0 ± 1.2 6.0 ± 1.7 9.0 ± 0.9
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus 16 104 699 1.1 ± 0.5 3.1 ± 0.7 3.9 ± 0.4
Rhipicephalus guilhoni 27 54 353 1.9 ± 1.3 1.6 ± 0.7 1.9 ± 0.6
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) geigyi 7 27 272 0.5 ± 0.2 0.8 ± 0.2 1.5 ± 0.2
Hyalomma truncatum 15 87 579 1.1 ± 0.4 2.6 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 0.4
Amblyomma variegatum 12 42 307 0.9 ± 0.4 1.3 ± 0.2 1.7 ± 0.2
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) spp. 1 32 172 0.1 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.4 0.9 ± 0.1
Rhipicephalus simus Group 7 33 199 0.5 ± 0.4 1.0 ± 0.5 1.1 ± 0.2
Rhipicephalus turanicus 1 10 28 0.1 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.3 0.1 ± 0.1
Rhipicephalus sanguineus 0 7 3 0 0.2 ± 0.2 0.02 ± 0.01
Hyalomma rufipes 0 2 24 0 0.1 ± 0.04 0.1 ± 0.04
Rhipicephalus lunulatus 0 0 1 0 0 0.01 ± 0.01