Abstract:With the objective of encouraging the use of rabbits as alternative hosts for the cattle tick, four rabbits were infested on the ears and back. From the second day of infestation the developmental stages were observed. The duration of larval engorgement and changes were estimated between six and eight days in the region of the back and between five and seven days in the pinna. The nymphal engorgement and changes occurred at approximately 10.80 ± 2.65 days in the dorsal and 11.00 ± 2.52 days in the ear, with th… Show more
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