Ticks

From Cow
Adult female Dermacentor variabilis tick

The ticks belong to a class known as Metastigmata and comprise the 'hard ticks' (Ixodidae) and 'soft ticks (Argasidae), and all are parasitic to mammals at some stage of their life cycle.

Ticks which affect cattle include:

Tick Sub-class Geographical location
Amblyomma spp Ixodidae Worldwide
Dermacentor spp Ixodidae North America
Haemaphysalis spp Ixodidae Worldwide
Hyalomma spp Ixodidae Worldwide
Ixodes spp Ixodidae Worldwide
Ornithodorus spp Argasidae Worldwide
Otobius spp Argasidae Worldwide
Rhipicephalus spp Ixodidae Worldwide