Tick control practices in Burkina Faso and acaricide resistance survey in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) geigyi (Acari: Ixodidae)

@article{Adakal2012TickCP,
  title={Tick control practices in Burkina Faso and acaricide resistance survey in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) geigyi (Acari: Ixodidae)},
  author={Hassane Adakal and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Stachurski and Christine Chevillon},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={483-491}
}
Traditional systems account for 95 % of the livestock produced in Burkina Faso. Tick infestation hampers livestock productivity in this area. However, little information exists on tick-control practices used by livestock farmers. We interviewed 60 stockbreeders working in traditional farming systems to obtain the first data on tick-control practices. Sixteen farmers (27 %) did not use conventional practices: seven removed ticks by hand or plastered cattle with dung or engine oil; nine farmers… CONTINUE READING

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