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Table 1 Tick burden of the different mustelid species

From: Role of mustelids in the life-cycle of ixodid ticks and transmission cycles of four tick-borne pathogens

Species Meles meles Mustela putorius Martes martes Martes foina
Animals screened for ticks (n) 123 385 53 76
Animals without ticks (n, %) 84 68% 201 52% 8 15% 36 47%
Animals with 80% of ticks (n, %) 15 12% 58 15% 10 19% 14 18%