Enhanced control of sheep ticks in upland sheep flocks: repercussions for red grouse co-hosts.

@article{Newborn2012EnhancedCO,
  title={Enhanced control of sheep ticks in upland sheep flocks: repercussions for red grouse co-hosts.},
  author={David Newborn and David Baines},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={63-9}
}
Sheep ticks Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) and tick-borne diseases cause major economic losses in both upland sheep farming and moorland shoots of red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Sheep were treated with acaricide four times between March and October and double-vaccinated against louping ill virus (LIV), instead of the conventional regime of two acaricide treatments and no vaccinations, on two moors in northern England. Enhanced treatment started at Westerdale Moor in 1995 and at Danby… CONTINUE READING