Decreased resistance of Bos taurus cattle on a diet supplemented with whole cotton seed to the tick Boophilus microplus (Canestrini).

@article{OKelly1984DecreasedRO,
  title={Decreased resistance of Bos taurus cattle on a diet supplemented with whole cotton seed to the tick Boophilus microplus (Canestrini).},
  author={J. C. O'Kelly},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={1984},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={151-7}
}
Resistance to the tick B. microplus was compared in Bos taurus steers fed hay (low fat (LF) diet) with those fed hay supplemented with whole cotton seeds (high fat (CS) diet) which made them hyperlipidaemic. The mean number of adult female ticks maturing from the same artificial doses of larvae was about 2.7 times higher on animals fed the CS diet than on… CONTINUE READING