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Experientia. 1980 Oct 15;36(10):1178-9.

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


A seasonal cycle in the expression of resistance to the tick Boophilus 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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