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The effect of Amblyomma variegatum on liveweight gain of cattle in Zambia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2132999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of the tick Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius on liveweight gain (LWG) on yearling cattle over 16 weeks was evaluated under quasi-natural conditions. Early in the exposure period when animals may have been in a state of suppressed metabolism, the effect of tick feeding on LWG was negligible. Overall, however, the difference in LWG between tick-free and tick-infested groups of cattle was 4.95 kg after 16 weeks. This difference between the groups was used to estimate a lower LWG of 48-63 g due to each engorging female tick.
R G Pegram; G P Oosterwijk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0269-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-21     Completed Date:  1992-02-21     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-30     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*
Tick Infestations / physiopathology,  veterinary*
Weight Gain*

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