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

MC Eisler, SJ Torr, PG Coleman, N Machila, JF Moreton

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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.
    Translated title of the contributionIntegrated control of vector-borne diseases of livestock – pyrethroids: panacea or poison?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)341 - 345
    Number of pages5
    JournalTrends in Parasitology
    Volume19
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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