The efficacy of amitraz against cattle ticks in Tanzania.

  title={The efficacy of amitraz against cattle ticks in Tanzania.},
  author={L. K. Kagaruki},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  volume={63 2},
  • L. K. Kagaruki
  • Published 1996 in The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research
The efficacy of amitraz on cattle ticks was assessed by susceptibility tests, spraying and dipping trials. Tests on the susceptibility of three tick species, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, Amblyomma variegatum and Boophilus decoloratus to amitraz (technical grade-purity 98.6% w/w) showed all 15 tick strains tested to be highly susceptible, with LC50 ranging between 0.001% and 0.03%, and LC99, between 0.01% and 0.07%. Spraying trials were carried out on calves infested with R. appendiculatus, A… CONTINUE READING