Ivermectin treatment of all cattle on a badly infected farm failed to interrupt the transmission of P. bovicola, even though ovipositional blood spots were drastically reduced in numbers for an entire summer season following treatment. Regular weekly to fortnightly dipping of all cattle in 50 ppm deltamethrin immediately reduced vector fly numbers to less than 1 fly per cow face. Sustained dipping for 9 months effectively reduced P. bovicola transmission from approximately 50 % to less than 2 %. However, cessation of fly control led to a return to predipping P. bovicola infection levels. Ovipositional blood spot counts and the ELISA technique for evaluating P. bovicola infection in a herd were compared and were both effective methods. Best results for the blood spot method, however, are obtained in spring at the peak of the bleeding season whereas the ELISA method does not have this limitation.
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