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Ticks and tick-borne diseases cause great economic loss to livestock in the world and have adverse effects on them in several ways and even leads to their death. Ticks parasitise a wide range of vertebrate hosts and transmit a variety of pathogenic agents than any other group of arthropods. The most common species in the East African region include Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, Amblyomma variegatum and Rhipicephalus decoloratus, while in Somaliland, Rhipicephalus evertsi followed by Hyalomma truncatum, Amblyomma variegatum, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and Rhipicephalus pulchellus.