Sustained-Release Rabon Bolus for Face Fly Control in Cattle Feces

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Abstract:

A sustained-release bolus containing 60% technical Rabon® [2-chlorol-(2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate] was developed and shown capable of treating cattle feces for 184 days. Mature, fistulated Hereford heifers received either 1, 2, 4, or 6 Rabon® boluses, and feces was collected from each animal on days 8 and 15 posttreatment for bioassay in a Latin-square design (4 by 4) against Musca autumnalis De Geer. Near complete control was achieved with the four- and six-bolus treatments by demonstrated mortalities of 96 and 99%, respectively. Complete control was not achieved due to passage of several boluses from the reticulum to the rumen. This resulted in reduced erosion rates, lower Rabon® release, and thus lower larval mortality.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1981

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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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