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From 1907 when the fever tick eradication campaign began until 1933, the tick eradication methods of dipping cattle in an acaricide or "pasture vacation" were enormously successful in eradicating southern cattle ticks [Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini)], until failures began to occur ...

Pound, J. M.; George, J. E.; Kammlah, D. M.; Lohmeyer, K. H.; Davey, R. B.
Entomological Society of America, Lanham, USA
Journal of Economic Entomology, 2010, 103, 2, pp 211-218

Cattle infested with all parasitic life-stages of Boophilus microplus and B. annulatus were sprayed with 0.0125 or 0.025% active ingredient amitraz. The detachment pattern of engorged or partially engorged females indicated that both concentrations of amitraz caused premature detachment, with at...

Davey, R. B.; Ahrens, E. H.; George, J. E.
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 1984, 2, 5, pp 691-698

When purebred (Bos indicus) and crossbred (B. indicus × B. taurus) calves were infested in Texas 1, 2 or 3 times with 10 females and 5 males of Amblyomma americanum, resistance was acquired by both groups of calves after 1 infestation. This resulted in significant decreases in the percentages of...

George, J. E.; Osburn, R. L.; Wikel, S. K.
Journal of Parasitology, 1985, 71, 2, pp 174-182

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