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Integrated control strategies for Boophilus microplus (Can.) on Zebu X British cattle in southern Queensland are explored using computer modelling. A brief description of the tick population is followed by an investigation of the effectiveness of host resistance as a basis for tick control. Since...

Author(s)
Sutherst, R. W.; Norton, G. A.; Maywald, G. F.
Publisher
Australian Veterinary Association., Artarmon, Australia
Citation
Ticks and tick-borne diseases. Proceedings of a symposium held at the 56th annual conference of the Australian Veterinary Association, Townsville, 14-18 May 1979., 1980, pp 46-51
Abstract

The value of the density dependent term c in the equation M=aLc relating the number of maturing females (M) of Boophilus microplus (Can.) to the number of larvae infesting cattle (L) was compared in the winter and spring of 1974 in south-eastern Queensland. On Zebu crossbred heifers, the mean...

Author(s)
Sutherst, R. W.; Utech, K. B. W.; Kerr, J. D.; Wharton, R. H.
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 1979, 16, 2, pp 397-403
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

The effect of Boophilus microplus on steers was investigated using three levels of infestation during summer 1980, autumn-winter 1980 and summer 1981. Mean losses in liveweight per engorged female tick during each of the three periods were 0.72, 0.47 and 1.52 g per tick respectively. The 1980...

Author(s)
Sutherst, R. W.; Maywald, G. F.; Kerr, J. D.; Stegeman, D. A.
Citation
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 1983, 34, 3, pp 317-327
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
Abstract

Census data on populations of Boophilus microplus (Can.) on untreated cattle that had been selected for different levels of tick resistance were collected weekly for 6 years at a cattle breeding station in central Queensland. The herds, which were grazed in separate fields, were a British Hereford...

Author(s)
Sutherst, R. W.; Wharton, R. H.; Cook, I. M.; Sutherland, I. D.; Bourne, A. S.
Citation
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 1979, 30, 2, pp 353-368

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