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Effect of tick control on liveweight gain of cattle in central Zambia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2519678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Field trials were carried out during 1982-86 in two different ecotypes in central Zambia to determine the impact of tick control on the liveweight gain (LWG) of cattle. During the first 2 years of the trial a diamidide acaricide (Amitraz) sprayed at weekly intervals caused periodic depression in LWG in young animals. Thereafter a pyrethroid acaricide (cypermethrin) was used. During the 1984-85 tick season infestations of 50-120 adult Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius in untreated animals caused significant reductions in LWG. From the differences in LWG between treated and untreated cattle, the induced loss in LWG was estimated at 46-61 g per engorged female A.variegatum.
R G Pegram; J Lemche; H G Chizyuka; R W Sutherst; R B Floyd; J D Kerr; P J McCosker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0269-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-12     Completed Date:  1992-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Economics of Ticks Project (GCP/ZAM/029/DEN), Food and Agriculture Organization, Lusaka, Zambia.
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MeSH Terms
Cattle Diseases / physiopathology*,  prevention & control
Tick Control*
Tick Infestations / physiopathology,  prevention & control,  veterinary*
Weight Gain*

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