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Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine Areas

By Alec Gerry | February 21, 2017

Cattle Fever Ticks, known scientifically as Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) annulatus and R. microplus, are a significant threat to the United States cattle industry. These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasits, Babesia bovis or B. bigemina, commonly known as cattle fever. The Babesia organism attacks and destroys red blood cells, causing acute anemia, high fever, and enlargement of the spleen and liver, ultimately resulting in death for up to 90 percent of susceptible naive cattle.

For more information or questions about the Fever Tick Program, please contact your local TAHC Region Office.

Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine Areas

Their are three types of Fever Tick Quarantine Areas; The Permanent Fever Tick Quarantine “Buffer” Zone, a Control Purpose Quarantine Area, and a Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area. To learn more about the types of Fever Tick Quarantine Zones and Areas, please visit our Fever Tick Frequently Asked Questions Brochure.

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