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Strategic dipping and pasture spelling plus dipping were compared in Queensland with no treatment on Droughtmaster cows and their progeny over 5 years. Average monthly counts of Boophilus microplus (Can.) on the young cattle and their dams were 10 and 18, <1 and 2, and 56 and 112, for the 3 treatments, respectively. There was stable transmission of Babesia bovis, B. bigemina and Anaplasma marginale to the progeny from the untreated cows. Strategic dipping, and pasture spelling plus dipping, seriously disrupted the transmission of B. bovis, and vaccination against this parasite is recommended. Pasture spelling plus dipping also interfered with the transmission of A. marginale and B. bigemina, but vaccination against A. marginale only is warranted. At 27-29 months of age, the young cattle in the strategic dipping group had...

Author(s)
Johnston, L. A. Y.; Haydock, K. P.; Leatch, G.
Publisher
Australian Agricultural Council, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, 21, 110, pp 256-267
Abstract

The benzoylphenylurea acarine growth regulator fluazuron (ACATAK) was tested in 3 trials in Queensland, Australia, between October 1991 and March 1993. It was applied at 1.5 mg/kg body weight with a dose volume of 3 ml per 50 kg body weight, in 2 strips from shoulder to loin on either side of the...

Author(s)
Bull, M. S.; Swindale, S.; Overend, D.; Hess, E. A.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1996, 74, 6, pp 468-470
Abstract

Tick fever was first identified in Queensland in 1891, and various control measures have been introduced since then to control the spread of infection, including mineral oil dipping, arsenic dips and DDT. The state is now divided into designated areas either free from ticks, infected, provisionally ...

Author(s)
Jonsson, N. N.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1997, 75, 11, pp 802-807
Abstract

In trials lasting 28 days, groups of 10-12 tick-infested cattle were treated with moxidectin injection (0.2 mg/kg body weight), moxidectin pour-on (0.5 mg/kg) or remained untreated. In trials lasting 140 days, cattle were treated with moxidectin injection, moxidectin pour-on or deltamethrin-ethion...

Author(s)
Remington, B.; Kieran, P.; Cobb, R.; Bodero, D.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1997, 75, 8, pp 588-591
Abstract

A total of 99 dairy farmers from 4 regions in Queensland was interviewed between October 1996 and June 1997 to determine practices for the control of cattle ticks and the attitudes of farmers to tick infestations. A personal interview was conducted with each farmer and answers to 134 questions were ...

Author(s)
Jonsson, N. N.; Matschoss, A. L.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1998, 76, 11, pp 746-751

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