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Variability between muscidae populations of dairy heifers on two different types of pasture in Southern England

Authors
Journal
British Veterinary Journal
0007-1935
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
142
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0007-1935(86)90092-8
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Differences in the populations of Muscid flies feeding from or visiting dairy heifers have been investigated on two contrasting types of pasture in southern England. Fly pestation was more severe on river meadow as opposed to chalk downland pastures. These differences are probably due to the topography and climate of the sites. The individual fly species show marked differences in their cattle-visiting behavour which are important for cattle welfare, the assessment of fly pestation and disease prevention.

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