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Diagnosis of amitraz resistance in Brazilian populations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) with larval immersion test

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Mendes, Elisa Cimitan [1] ; Mendes, Marcia Cristina [1] ; Sato, Mario Eidi [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] APTA, Lab Anim Parasitol, Inst Biol, BR-04014002 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] APTA, Lab Acarol, Inst Biol, BR-13001970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Experimental and Applied Acarology; v. 61, n. 3, p. 357-369, NOV 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Among the ectoparasites of cattle, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini) (Acari: Ixodidae) remains a major cause of economic losses to livestock. The chemical control with acaricides is still the most efficient method available to control ticks. The aims of this study were to diagnose resistance to amitraz in 16 tick populations from the States of So Paulo (14) and Parana (2), using the larval immersion technique (LIT), and evaluate the effect of synergists {[}piperonyl butoxide (PBO), diethyl maleate (DEM), triphenyl phosphate (TPP)] on amitraz resistant and susceptible strains of cattle tick. Most of the evaluated populations (68.7 %) showed to be resistant to amitraz, with resistance ratios ranging from 2.14 to 132. The results suggest that the test procedure by LIT is sensitive and adequate for detection and monitoring of amitraz resistance in cattle tick. No synergistic effect was observed for the synergists PBO, DEM and TPP, on the amitraz resistant (Poa) strain of cattle tick, indicating that increased detoxification metabolism was not involved in this resistance. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/04297-2 - Resistance to amitraz in cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) and sensibility to plant extracts and entomopathogenic fungi
Grantee:Elisa Cimitan Mendes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master