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Wolbachia: a tool for livestock ectoparasite control

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Madhav, M., Baker, D., Morgan, J. A.T., Asgari, S. and James, P. (2020) Wolbachia: a tool for livestock ectoparasite control. Veterinary Parasitology . p. 109297. ISSN 0304-4017

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2020.109297

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401720302776

Abstract

Ectoparasites and livestock-associated insects are a major concern throughout the world because of their economic and welfare impacts. Effective control is challenging and relies mainly on the use of chemical insecticides and acaricides. Wolbachia, an arthropod and nematode-infecting, maternally-transmitted endosymbiont is currently of widespread interest for use in novel strategies for the control of a range of arthropod-vectored human diseases and plant pests but to date has received only limited consideration for use in the control of diseases of veterinary concern. Here, we review the currently available information on Wolbachia in veterinary ectoparasites and disease vectors, consider the feasibility for use of Wolbachia in the control of livestock pests and diseases and highlight critical issues which need further investigation.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:biocontrol livestock pests ectoparasites endosymbiont ticks flies fleas mites
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Animal culture > Cattle
Veterinary medicine > Communicable diseases of animals (General)
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
Deposited On:09 Nov 2020 02:19
Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 02:21

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