Ticks: Biology, Disease and Control

Alan S Bowman (Editor), Patricia A Nuttall (Editor)

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Abstract

Widespread and increasing resistance to most available acaracides threatens both global livestock industries and public health. This necessitates better understanding of ticks and the diseases they transmit in the development of new control strategies. Ticks: Biology, Disease and Control is written by an international collection of experts and covers in-depth information on aspects of the biology of the ticks themselves, various veterinary and medical tick-borne pathogens, and aspects of traditional and potential new control methods. A valuable resource for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals, the book covers the whole gamut of ticks and tick-borne diseases from microsatellites to satellite imagery and from exploiting tick saliva for therapeutic drugs to developing drugs to control tick populations. It encompasses the variety of interconnected fields impinging on the economically important and biologically fascinating phenomenon of ticks, the diseases they transmit and methods of their control.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages518
ISBN (Print)0521867614 , 978-0521867610
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2008

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    Bowman, A. S., & Nuttall, P. A. (Eds.) (2008). Ticks: Biology, Disease and Control . Cambridge University Press.