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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

Bos indicus-crossbred calves (groups of 180 and 124) exposed to natural Babesia bovis infection in wet and dry tropical environments in northern Queensland, Australia, were tested for antibodies using the indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test. There was evidence of maternal antibodies suggesting...

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Kudamba, C.; Campbell, R. S. F.; Paull, N. I.; Holroyd, R. G.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1982, 59, 4, pp 101-104
Abstract

In Australia, 386 clinical outbreaks of anaplasmosis were confirmed in Queensland south of the 22nd parallel over the period 1967 to 1976. 78% of these outbreaks occurred during autumn and winter and only 6.8% involved cattle less than one year of age compared with 54.8% for cattle more than 3...

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Rogers, R. J.; Blight, G. W.; Knott, S. G.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1978, 54, 3, pp 115-120
Abstract

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

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