Fowl Tick (Argas persicus) Infestation in a Backyard Chicken Flock (2470_2)
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Jarra Jagne DVM
Cornell University

Jarra Jagne is a veterinarian with over 21 years of experience in poultry disease management. Dr. Jagne is a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Lab. She worked on avian influenza projects for four years internationally first with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy and with the STOP AI (USAID-funded) project. She also worked for seven years in the commercial poultry sector in the United States as a Technical Services Manager for ISA Babcock. Dr. Jagne holds a DVM from Cornell University and a BSc in Biology from Colorado State University. She completed a two-year residency in Avian Diseases and Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. She enjoys cooking and volunteering in her spare time.

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The fowl tick, Argas persicus was found to be the cause of acute death and probable paralysis in a group of backyard chickens. Examination of dead and live birds revealed heavy infestations with the fowl tick. Huge numbers of ticks were also found inhabiting cracks and crevices of the coop.