Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama.

S. Luckhart, G. R. Mullen, L. A. Durden, J. C. Wright

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Six hundred sixty-five hunter-killed white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from 18 counties in Alabama (USA) were examined for ticks. Most of the collections were made at state-operated wildlife management areas. Four species of ticks (n = 4,527) were recovered: the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum (n = 482); the Gulf Coast tick A. maculatum (n = 11); the winter tick Dermacentor albipictus (n = 1,242); and the black-legged tick Ixodes scapularis (n = 2,792). Fifty-six percent of the ticks (n = 2,555) were examined for Borrelia sp. spirochetes using an immunofluorescent, polyclonal antibody assay. Spirochetes were detected in I. scapularis (five females, seven males) from Barbour, Butler, Coosa, and Lee counties and A. americanum (four males, four nymphs) from Hale, Lee, and Wilcox counties. Area-specific prevalences in ticks were as high as 3.3% for I. scapularis and 3.8% for A. americanum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume28
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Borrelia
Amblyomma americanum
Ixodes scapularis
Deer
tick
Ticks
Odocoileus virginianus
deer
ticks
Dermacentor albipictus
Amblyomma maculatum
Ixodes
Spirochaetales
wildlife management
polyclonal antibodies
nymphs
Dermacentor
Nymph
assays
antibody

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

Cite this

Luckhart, S., Mullen, G. R., Durden, L. A., & Wright, J. C. (1992). Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 28(3), 449-452.

Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama. / Luckhart, S.; Mullen, G. R.; Durden, L. A.; Wright, J. C.

In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 28, No. 3, 07.1992, p. 449-452.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Luckhart, S, Mullen, GR, Durden, LA & Wright, JC 1992, 'Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama.', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 449-452.
Luckhart S, Mullen GR, Durden LA, Wright JC. Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 1992 Jul;28(3):449-452.
Luckhart, S. ; Mullen, G. R. ; Durden, L. A. ; Wright, J. C. / Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama. In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 1992 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 449-452.
@article{3a9e71eea008457d88125f39e21c3ca3,
title = "Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama.",
abstract = "Six hundred sixty-five hunter-killed white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from 18 counties in Alabama (USA) were examined for ticks. Most of the collections were made at state-operated wildlife management areas. Four species of ticks (n = 4,527) were recovered: the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum (n = 482); the Gulf Coast tick A. maculatum (n = 11); the winter tick Dermacentor albipictus (n = 1,242); and the black-legged tick Ixodes scapularis (n = 2,792). Fifty-six percent of the ticks (n = 2,555) were examined for Borrelia sp. spirochetes using an immunofluorescent, polyclonal antibody assay. Spirochetes were detected in I. scapularis (five females, seven males) from Barbour, Butler, Coosa, and Lee counties and A. americanum (four males, four nymphs) from Hale, Lee, and Wilcox counties. Area-specific prevalences in ticks were as high as 3.3{\%} for I. scapularis and 3.8{\%} for A. americanum.",
author = "S. Luckhart and Mullen, {G. R.} and Durden, {L. A.} and Wright, {J. C.}",
year = "1992",
month = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "28",
pages = "449--452",
journal = "Journal of Wildlife Diseases",
issn = "0090-3558",
publisher = "Wildlife Disease Association, Inc.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Borrelia sp. in ticks recovered from white-tailed deer in Alabama.

AU - Luckhart, S.

AU - Mullen, G. R.

AU - Durden, L. A.

AU - Wright, J. C.

PY - 1992/7

Y1 - 1992/7

N2 - Six hundred sixty-five hunter-killed white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from 18 counties in Alabama (USA) were examined for ticks. Most of the collections were made at state-operated wildlife management areas. Four species of ticks (n = 4,527) were recovered: the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum (n = 482); the Gulf Coast tick A. maculatum (n = 11); the winter tick Dermacentor albipictus (n = 1,242); and the black-legged tick Ixodes scapularis (n = 2,792). Fifty-six percent of the ticks (n = 2,555) were examined for Borrelia sp. spirochetes using an immunofluorescent, polyclonal antibody assay. Spirochetes were detected in I. scapularis (five females, seven males) from Barbour, Butler, Coosa, and Lee counties and A. americanum (four males, four nymphs) from Hale, Lee, and Wilcox counties. Area-specific prevalences in ticks were as high as 3.3% for I. scapularis and 3.8% for A. americanum.

AB - Six hundred sixty-five hunter-killed white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from 18 counties in Alabama (USA) were examined for ticks. Most of the collections were made at state-operated wildlife management areas. Four species of ticks (n = 4,527) were recovered: the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum (n = 482); the Gulf Coast tick A. maculatum (n = 11); the winter tick Dermacentor albipictus (n = 1,242); and the black-legged tick Ixodes scapularis (n = 2,792). Fifty-six percent of the ticks (n = 2,555) were examined for Borrelia sp. spirochetes using an immunofluorescent, polyclonal antibody assay. Spirochetes were detected in I. scapularis (five females, seven males) from Barbour, Butler, Coosa, and Lee counties and A. americanum (four males, four nymphs) from Hale, Lee, and Wilcox counties. Area-specific prevalences in ticks were as high as 3.3% for I. scapularis and 3.8% for A. americanum.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026890048&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026890048&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 1512879

AN - SCOPUS:0026890048

VL - 28

SP - 449

EP - 452

JO - Journal of Wildlife Diseases

JF - Journal of Wildlife Diseases

SN - 0090-3558

IS - 3

ER -