Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1125367)
Received: 18 December 2019
Accepted: 27 March 2020
First Online: 3 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Written informed consent was obtained from cattle owners. Cattle restraint, tick collection, preservation, morphological and molecular analyses followed highest veterinary care and scientific standards as approved (SBLS/REC/16/136) by the Research and Ethics Committee of Makerere University School of Biosecurity, Biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences and the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (A 513).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.