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Control of Sheep Keds

Art Antonelli , Larry Sandvol ,
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The scientific name of the sheep ked, or tick, is Melophagus ovinus. This pest affects the health of domestic or mountain sheep and goats, causing damage to skin and wool, in some cases up to a 25% reduction in fleece yields. This bulletins gives ked description and life cycle, offers control and management suggestions for small farm and commercial flocks. Cockles.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 2
Revision Date: 2010-06
Publication Date: 1988-02-01

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