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1 April 1992 TICK INFESTATION OF BABOONS (PAPIO URSINUS) IN THE NAMIB DESERT
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Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) living in an arid environment in Namibia were heavily infested with ticks of the genus Rhipicephalus. A survey to assess tick numbers and identity was undertaken in the baboons' habitat. It appears that there is a strong correlation between the number of ticks and the amount of time the baboons spend in an area. It is speculated that tick infestations were responsible for more than half (n = 18) of recorded infant deaths amongst these baboons.

Brain and Bohrmann: TICK INFESTATION OF BABOONS (PAPIO URSINUS) IN THE NAMIB DESERT
C. Brain and R. Bohrmann "TICK INFESTATION OF BABOONS (PAPIO URSINUS) IN THE NAMIB DESERT," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.188
Received: 8 January 1991; Published: 1 April 1992
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