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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

Lice on cattle

Authors

Keywords

Western Australia, Cattle, Detection, Pest management, Haematopinus eurystermus, Linognathus vituli, Damalinia bovis, Solenoptes capillatus.

First Page Number

21

Last Page Number

28

Abstract

Beef and dairy cattle of all ages are liable to lice infestation and these parasites can be responsible for serious financial losses as their presence leads to retarded growth rates and reduced milk yields. This is easily understood when it is realised that lice-infested animals spend much of the time, normally devoted to feeding and rumination, in rubbing and scratching to allay the irritation caused by the parasites.

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