Endoparasites live inside the host. The may either be microparasites such as: blood protozoans (Theileria, Babesia, Trypanosomes) or macroparasites like: Helminths (Trematodes, Cestodes, Nematodes)
Ectoparasites include ticks, mites, leeches, flies etc . They live on the outer surface of the host. The most common ectoparasites are ticks which causes cattle tick fever, Theileriosis ,Babesiosis etc.
Ticks were collected from a cow suspected of Theileriosis showing the following symptoms: fever, tick infestation, rough coat, restlessness, decreased milk production etc. and stored in 10% Formalin and basic fixation techniques were carried out. Based on the Anatomy, the tick was identified as Boophilus microplus in the Nymph stage (8 legs). Various parts were identified under a foldscope.
3. Anus and anal groove.
They are small areas separated by short grooves on the back margin of the tick. This helps to distinguish all other ticks from Ixodes ticks, which lack festoons.
6. Genital opening and groove
7. 4 legs indicating that larvae is in nymph stage