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Genetic parameters for growth, parasite resistance and heat tolerance in zebu-cross cattle in a tropical environment were estimated by restricted max. likelihood procedures using various forms of an animal model. Estimates of h2 for direct additive genetic effects for live weights at birth,...

Mackinnon, M. J.; Meyer, K.; Hetzel, D. J. S.
Livestock Production Science, 1991, 27, 2/3, pp 105-122

In Queensland, natural infestations of the tick Boophilus microplus, levels of the muscid Haematobia irritans exigua and faecal nematode egg concentrations (Bunostomum phlebotomum, Cooperia spp., Haemonchus placei, Oesophagostomum radiatum and Trichostrongylus axei) were assessed in 221 Belmont Red ...

Stear, M. J.; Hetzel, D. J. S.; Brown, S. C.; Gershwin, L. J.; Mackinnon, M. J.; Nicholas, F. W.
Veterinary Parasitology, 1990, 34, 4, pp 303-321

The effect of some external and internal parasites on the growth rate of three breed-types of cattle grazing in a sub-tropical environment at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, is described. Different breed-types react differently to different parasites. In the case of Boophilus microplus (Can.),...

Vercoe, J. E.
International Atomic Energy Agency., Vienna, Austria
Tracer techniques in tropical animal production. Proceedings of a panel on the use of nuclear techniques in some aspects of animal production in tropical climates organized by the joint FAO/IAEA Division of Atomic Energy in Food and Agriculture held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 16-20 October 1972., 1974, pp 133-141

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