Cattle tick Paralysis tick Bush tick
Note: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
A variety of application methods for administering pesticide products to cattle are in use.
Spray on Dip
Reported in: Cattle tick
Everyone working in the rural industry has a ‘duty of care’; a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace for everyone on the property.
Withholding periods are mandatory with all registered veterinary products used to treat animals for internal and external parasites.
A guide to the pests that amitraz affects are in Table 1. See the Products Search Guides for LiceBoss, WormBoss, TickBoss and FlyBoss for the appropriate formulation and application method for your target pest.
Table 1. Amitraz active and the targeted parasites for which formulations are registered for.
|Chemical||Pests targeted (may vary with formulation)|
|Cattle tick||Paralysis tick||Bush tick|
Amitraz is a chemical of the formamidine group developed in the early 1970’s as a broad spectrum insecticide and acaricide against ectoparasites such as ticks and mites.
Amitraz is an acaricide widely used in the control of organophosphate and synthetic pyrethroid resistant cattle ticks.
Acts as an agonist on octopamine receptors causing a range of behavioural changes including detachment and paralysis.