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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2011, Article ID 806093, 6 pages
Research Article

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Acaricides Used to Control the Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, in Dairy Herds Raised in the Brazilian Southwestern Amazon

1Embrapa Rondônia, BR 364, km 5,5, 76800-815 Porto Velho, RO, Brazil
2Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste, Rodovia Washington Luiz, km 234, 13560-970 São Carlos, SP, Brazil

Received 8 November 2010; Revised 12 January 2011; Accepted 28 January 2011

Academic Editor: Guillermo Virkel

Copyright © 2011 Luciana G. Brito et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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