Funding for this research was provided by:
Central Public-interest Scientific Institution Basal Research Fund (Y2018PT76)
Received: 8 January 2020
Accepted: 24 August 2020
First Online: 28 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The present study was approved by the Animal Ethics Committee of the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) (Permit No. LVRIAEC-2018-001). Tick samples were collected with permission from the farmer. Each of the farmer wrote consent and consented to this study. All the procedures were conducted according to the Animal Ethics Procedures and Guidelines of the People’s Republic of China.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.