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- Larroza, Marcela; Aparicio, Alejandro; Raffo, Fernando; Cabrera, Raúl; Olaechea, Fermín
- Small ruminant research 2018 v.160 pp. 19-22
- Melophagus ovinus; Merino; adults; autumn; climate; economic impact; farms; flocks; lambs; livestock and meat industry; meta-analysis; models; monitoring; neonates; parasites; parasitism; plague; population dynamics; spring; Argentina
- ... The ked Melophagus ovinus (L.), one of the most common obligate external parasites in sheep, is a recurrent problem in temperate sheep production areas worldwide. Modeling of its annual dynamics, which is lacking, can contribute to delineate integrated management strategies. We sampled ked density along a one-year period in two sheep farms of Northwest Patagonia, Argentina. In one farm with semi-i ...