sheep tick


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sheep tick

n.
1. See sheep ked.
2. A tick (Ixodes ricinus) that infests sheep and other vertebrates, including humans.
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sheep tick

n
1. (Animals) a tick, Ixodes ricinus, that is parasitic on sheep, cattle, and man and transmits the disease louping ill in sheep
2. (Animals) another name for sheep ked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheep tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattlesheep tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
hippoboscid, louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
genus Melophagus, Melophagus - an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked
2.sheep tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humanssheep tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
hard tick, ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
genus Ixodes, Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae
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The UK harbours more than 20 species of this relative of the spider, but it is the sheep tick that poses the biggest risk to humans.
I recently found myself in hospital dangerously bleeding from a sheep tick bite (after an hour and a half ambulance ride, full lights and bells) only to be met by a doctor who obviously had never seen a tick, or knew what they could do, or how to protect me from Lyme Disease.
AFTER my father decided to drag us through overgrown gorse bushes whilst on a walk in rainy South Devon several years ago, a sheep tick became attached to my head.
An experimental evaluation of conventional control measures against the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, L.
He knew that Shelter Island was Lyme disease territory, he knew about the rash, and he knew that decades before in Europe there had been an unsuccessful attempt to show that a spirochete from the sheep tick was responsible for ECM.
In the UK, Lyme disease is carried by the sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus), the hedgehog tick (I.hexagonus) and the fox tick (I.