Texas Fever

cattle tick

Fig.1. Shows a series of ticks, natural size, from the smallest, just hatched from the egg, to the mature female, ready to drop off and lay eggs.

Fig.2. Shows tick eggs magnified five times.

Fig.3. Shows the young tick just hatched, magnified forty times.

Fig.4. Shows the male after the last molt, magnified ten times.

Fig.5. Shows the female after the last molt, magnified ten times.

Fig.6. A portion of the udder showing the small ticks. By placing young ticks on the animal a fatal case of Texas Fever was produced.

Fig.7. A portion of the ear of the same animal, showing the same full grown ticks ready to drop off.


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