Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31700159)
Received: 13 November 2018
Accepted: 9 May 2019
First Online: 17 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: An ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Ethics Committee of Northwest A&F University, Northwest A&F University. Verbal consent was obtained from the owners of animals for tick samples to be taken.
: Not applicable.
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