||A study was carried out on the Opkara (Benin) cattle farm on 64 cattle of four different breeds (16 individuals per breed) fromJune to December 2016. During this study, three tick species were found in different numbers, Amblyomma variegatum (732), Rhipicephalus microplus (8079), and Hyalomma spp. (208), with parasitic intensity of 11.90, 126.23, and 3.25, respectively. The interracial comparison of the tick infestation between the cattle showed a significant difference (???? < 0.001). However, Girolando was more infested than all the cattle breeds. Infestation of A. variegatum, R. microplus, and Hyalomma spp. on the Girolando was, respectively, 19.43 ± 2.71, 171.25 ± 23.50, and 7.12 ± 0.63, but the Borgou were less infested. Borgou breed females were more infested by A. variegatum (4.41 ± 1.14) than females Girolando (4.20 ± 0.90). The Crossbred and Azawak females were less infested (???? < 0.01).Themean of A. variegatumon Borgou, Azawak, Crossbred, and Girolando calves was 1.29±0.35, 0.66±0.26, 1.37±0.37, and 2.25 ± 0.48 (???? < 0.01), respectively.The results of this study can be exploited to include genetic and nongenetic approaches to tick control.
||Cattle Breeds, Infestation, Ticks, Amblyomma variegatum, Rhipicephalus microplus,
Hyalomma, Okpara, Benin