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Sustained-release Famphur Bolus for Control of Boophilus Ticks

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When cattle were infused with famphur via rumen cannulae and challenged with several 1-host ticks, 3 mg famphur/kg body wt/day was ineffective against Boophilus annulatus (Say), B. microplus (Canestrini) and Dermacentor albipictus (Packard), but 5 mg/kg was highly effective against the 2 Boophilus spp. while giving no control of D. albipictus. Administration of famphur in a sustained-release bolus resulted in complete control of Boophilus when the insecticide was administered to cattle at an average daily dose of 6.82 mg famphur/kg animal body wt.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1979

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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