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    Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabricius, 1794):
    Verbreitung, Biologie und Vektor von Babesia canis in Deutschland (2006)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Heile, C.
    Heydorn, A. O.
    Schein, E.
    Quelle
    Berliner und Münchener tierärztliche Wochenschrift; 119(7/8) — S. 330–334
    ISSN: 0005-9366
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 17009718
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    Institut für Parasitologie und Tropenveterinärmedizin

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    14163 Berlin
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    parasitologie@vetmed.fu-berlin.de

    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    This work deals with occurrence, distribution as well as biology and vectorial capacity of the ornate dog tick (Dermacentor (D.) reticulatus). Until 30 years ago this tick has only been described in a few natural foci in southern Germany. Its distribution has however expanded in the course of the last years. With the exception of northern Germany it is now covering large areas of Germany. This is particularly the case in the Upper Rhine Valley, Saarland and the Mark Brandenburg. However, it is endemic in many other areas of Germany as well. The transformation of agricultural land into fallow land, an increase in host reservoirs and climatic changes are discussed as main contributors to this change. Little is known about the role of this species as a vector for virus, rickettsia, bacteria and protozoa as well as its medical and veterinary importance. D. reticulatus is a vector for Babesia canis canis. It is reported here about a case of autochthonous babesiosis in a dog from Berlin/Brandenburg.