USDA researchers develop tools to curb cattle fever ticks

11/11/2010 | American Agriculturist

Scientists with the Department of Agriculture have come up with two strategies -- a device called the 4-Poster Deer Treatment Bait Station and an anti-parasitic injectable called doramectin -- to help rid cattle fever ticks in the U.S. The tools were designed to prevent the ticks from spreading a fatal livestock disease called bovine babesiosis, or Texas cattle fever.

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