Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrin

Francois Robert Mougeot, Mark Hamish Moseley, Fiona Leckie, Jesus Martinez-Padilla, Allen Miller, Mat Pounds, Justin Irvine

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Abstract

Ticks are important arthropod vectors of diseases of human, livestock, and wildlife hosts. In the United Kingdom, the sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus) is increasingly recognized as a main limiting factor of red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) populations, a game bird of high economic value. We evaluated the effectiveness of a new practical technique that could help managers reduce negative impacts of ticks on young grouse. In a replicated field experiment, we treated breeding females with leg bands impregnated with permethrin, a slow-releasing potent acaracide. We found that treatment reduced tick burdens on young chicks. Because this treatment is easily applied, it offers a new practical management tool to tackle problems caused by ticks in game bird populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-472
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Wildlife Management
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • acaracide treatment
  • experiment
  • Ixodes ricinus
  • Lagopus lagopus
  • louping-ill virus
  • permethrin
  • red grouse
  • Lagopus-lagopus-scoticus
  • Ixodes-dammini acari
  • flavivirus group
  • mountain hares
  • persistence
  • efficacy
  • ixodidae
  • transmission
  • Ixodes ricinus
  • Louping-ill virus
  • permethrin

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Mougeot, F. R., Moseley, M. H., Leckie, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Miller, A., Pounds, M., & Irvine, J. (2008). Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrin. Journal of Wildlife Management, 72(2), 468-472. https://doi.org/10.2193/2007-111

Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrin. / Mougeot, Francois Robert; Moseley, Mark Hamish; Leckie, Fiona; Martinez-Padilla, Jesus; Miller, Allen; Pounds, Mat; Irvine, Justin.

In: Journal of Wildlife Management, Vol. 72, No. 2, 02.2008, p. 468-472.

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Mougeot, FR, Moseley, MH, Leckie, F, Martinez-Padilla, J, Miller, A, Pounds, M & Irvine, J 2008, 'Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrin', Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 468-472. https://doi.org/10.2193/2007-111
Mougeot FR, Moseley MH, Leckie F, Martinez-Padilla J, Miller A, Pounds M et al. Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrin. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2008 Feb;72(2):468-472. https://doi.org/10.2193/2007-111
Mougeot, Francois Robert ; Moseley, Mark Hamish ; Leckie, Fiona ; Martinez-Padilla, Jesus ; Miller, Allen ; Pounds, Mat ; Irvine, Justin. / Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrin. In: Journal of Wildlife Management. 2008 ; Vol. 72, No. 2. pp. 468-472.
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