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Abstract

Breeding in Queensland for resistance to Boophilus microplus (Can.) was undertaken in a herd of Australian Illawarra Shorthorn (AIS) cattle in 1961--78 and in a herd of Brahman X AIS cattle in 1970--79; breeder cows and their progeny were assessed for tick resistance in October--January. Resistance ...

Author(s)
Utech, K. B. W.; Wharton, R. H.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1982, 58, 2, pp 41-46
Abstract

Transmission of Babesia bovis by Boophilus microplus (Can.) was studied in 4 breeding herds of European and Zebu X European cattle in Queensland under different levels of tick infestation in 4 pastures on one station. The observations consisted of weekly counts of female ticks on the cattle,...

Author(s)
Mahoney, D. F.; Wright, I. G.; Goodger, B. V.; Mirre, G. B.; Sutherst, R. W.; Utech, K. B. W.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1981, 57, 10, pp 461-469
Abstract

Resistance to the cattle tick Boophilus microplus was assessed in heifer herds of various breeds of beef and dairy cattle in spring and summer in Queensland. All cattle had had tick experience before assessment. Resistance levels were determined as the percentage of larval ticks that failed to...

Author(s)
Utech, K. B. W.; Wharton, R. H.; Kerr, J. D.
Citation
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 1978, 29, 4, pp 885-895
Abstract

The host resistance of Bos taurus (British) and B. indicus X B. taurus (Zebu X British) steers and heifers to cattle tick Boophilus microplus was measured monthly for 2.5 years in south-eastern Queensland. The cattle either grazed native pasture, with or without a supplement of lucerne pellets, or...

Author(s)
Sutherst, R. W.; Kerr, J. D.; Maywald, G. F.; Stegeman, D. A.
Citation
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 1983, 34, 3, pp 329-339