Western Australia, Cattle, Detection, Pest management, Haematopinus eurystermus, Linognathus vituli, Damalinia bovis, Solenoptes capillatus.
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Beef and dairy cattle of all ages are liable to lice infestation and these parasites can be responsible for serious financial losses as their presence leads to retarded growth rates and reduced milk yields. This is easily understood when it is realised that lice-infested animals spend much of the time, normally devoted to feeding and rumination, in rubbing and scratching to allay the irritation caused by the parasites.
"Lice on cattle,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 5:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol5/iss1/5