Ticks of Medical and Veterinary Importance


This web site offers a practical tool for those who are looking for information on ticks, especially ticks of the African continent and recently also on ticks from Europe. The information includes high resolution photos of particular stages of the different tick species, their hosts, predilection sites for each stage and also a summary of their biology, activity and importance as vector of pathogens causing diseases in animals and humans.

For some of the most important tick-transmitted livestock pathogens, slides can be viewed in a virtual microscope.

This site is continuously updated and any comments or recommendations are more than welcome (mmadder@itg.be).


Welcome to the tick web site

Bushbuckridge, South Africa (photo Maxime Madder)