Attractiveness of dung from ivermectin-treated cattle to Danish and afrotropical scarabaeid dung beetles.


The effect of ivermectin treatment of cattle on the attractiveness of dung to scarabaeid dung beetles was assessed by pitfall trapping in Denmark, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Traps were baited with dung collected at intervals after heifers were treated with ivermectin by subcutaneous injection (0.2 mg kg-1 body weight). In one Danish trial, beetles preferred… (More)