Use of Tea Tree Oil Against Buffalo Flies in Cattle

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21 pages
Code: 10-148
Published: 27 Aug 2010
Author(s): Lex Turner
ISBN: 978-1-74254-118-1

This RIRDC research investigated the efficacy of the application of tea tree oil against buffalo flies on dairy cattle. The cattle industry needs alternatives to the presently used chemicals available to treat buffalo flies, as the buffalo flies are developing resistance. Consumers are concerned about the environmental, worker health and chemical residues in food issues that are associated with the use of these chemicals. A natural product could assist the cattle industries to become more sustainable and responsible.