Breeding away ticks can be done

Updated July 7 2021 - 11:26am, first published 10:00am
BREAKTHROUGH: Dr Heather Burrow, a University of New England professorial research fellow, initiated a project that found there is proof-of-concept for using the cattle genome to tackle ticks.
BREAKTHROUGH: Dr Heather Burrow, a University of New England professorial research fellow, initiated a project that found there is proof-of-concept for using the cattle genome to tackle ticks.

A ground-breaking multi-nation study has shown that breeding strong tick resistance into all cattle breeds is feasible, indicating that cattle tick may be much more effectively managed, or even eradicated.

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