cattle tick


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cattle tick

n.
A brown tick (Boophilus annulatus) whose bite transmits the causative agent of Texas fever in cattle.

cat′tle tick`


n.
any tick of the genus Boophilus that is a vector for the protozoans that cause Texas fever.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Although Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, the tropical/southern cattle tick, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus, the brown dog tick, are widespread in the Caribbean (24), they have not been implicated as vectors of R.
The privately owned Apache Ranch, located 40 miles north of Laredo near the Rio Grande River, has had frequent cattle tick infestations," says Pound.
Detecting resistance to organophosporados and carbamates in the cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, with a propoxur based chemical test.
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The productivity effects of cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) infestation on cattle, with particular reference to Bos indicus cattle and their crosses.
From today, Queenslands biosecurity is strengthened through new cattle tick management, an animal registration scheme, new biosecurity zones, expanded certification and auditing arrangements and flexible requirements for animal movement.
microplus is commonly called the cattle tick, as it presents a special predilection for animals of Bos taurus breeds, which show greater granulocytic reaction to tick infestations (15), making the Lucerna animals susceptible to this ectoparasite.
Guerrero and his colleagues made a significant discovery while sequencing the complicated, huge cattle tick genome, which contains about 2.
Identification and characterization of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus candidate protective antigens for the control of cattle tick infestations.