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Table 2 Prevalence of tick infestation on dogs surveyed in Italy classified by tick species

From: A national survey of Ixodidae ticks on privately owned dogs in Italy

Tick species Number of dogs Prevalence (%)a 95% CI
Rhipicephalus sanguineus group 769 63.6 60.40–65.89
Ixodes ricinus 372 30.6 28.00–33.26
Ixodes hexagonus 68 5.6 4.39–7.07
Rhipicephalus. bursa 7 0.58 0.25–1.24
Dermacentor marginatus 5 0.41 0.15–1.02
Dermaceontor reticulatus 3 0.25 0.06–0.78
Haemaphysalis punctata 3 0.25 0.06–0.78
Ixodes arboricola 2 0.16 0.03–0.66
Ixodes canisuga 2 0.16 0.03–0.66
Ixodes gibbosus 2 0.16 0.03–0.66
Ixodes festai 1 0.08 0.00–0.53
  1. aTotal number of dogs on which ticks were collected = 1217