Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 1178–1179

The effect of locality, breed and previous tick experience on seasonal changes in the resistance of cattle toBoophilus microplus (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae)

  • B. M. Doube
  • R. H. Wharton
Specialia

DOI: 10.1007/BF01976112

Cite this article as:
Doube, B.M. & Wharton, R.H. Experientia (1980) 36: 1178. doi:10.1007/BF01976112

Summary

A seasonal cycle in the expression of resistance to the tickBoophilus microplus occurs in cattle in central and southeastern Queensland, Australia. This is due to a seasonal fluctuation in the capacity of cattle to mount an effective immune response against the parasitic tick and is manifest as a waning of the expression of resistance in autumn and early winter which occurs irrespective of breed or the nutritional state of the cattle.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. M. Doube
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. H. Wharton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of EntomologyC.S.I.R.O.RockhamptonAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Animal Research and DevelopmentBogorIndonesia