Integrated control of vector-borne diseases of livestock - pyrethroids panacea or poison?

MC Eisler*, SJ Torr, PG Coleman, N Machila, JF Morton

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Abstract

Tick- and tsetse-borne diseases cost Africa ≈ US$4-5 billion per year in livestock production-associated losses. The use of pyrethroid-treated cattle to control ticks and tsetse promises to be an increasingly important tool to counter this loss. However, uncontrolled use of this technology might lead to environmental damage, acaricide resistance in tick populations and a possible exacerbation of tick-borne diseases. Recent research to identify, quantify and to develop strategies to avoid these effects are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume19
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

Keywords

  • ENDEMIC STABILITY
  • BOVINE BABESIOSIS
  • CATTLE
  • TSETSE
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • HEARTWATER
  • DELTAMETHRIN
  • ANAPLASMOSIS
  • ECONOMICS
  • ZIMBABWE

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