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Student from the Netherlands conducts research on blue tick resistance
2008-10-31

 
Dr Rogier Junte, a final-year veterinary student at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, was for the past three months involved in a research project with the research team of the Pesticides Resistance Testing Facility at the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of the Free State (UFS). The project was co-ordinated by Ms Ellie van Dalen from the test facility (she is also a lecturer at the Department of Zoology and Entomology) and Prof. Frans Jongejan from the University of Utrecht. Dr Junte presented a seminar on the research conducted: “Acaricide resistance in the blue cattle tick and the use of the Scorpion dip applicator". In this summary of the collaborative research Dr Junte emphasised the ever growing problem of blue tick resistance against chemical control. At the seminar were, from the left, front: Dr Junte, Ms van Dalen; back: Prof. Neil Heideman, Vice-Dean: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and Prof. Jo van As, Head of the Department of Zoology and Entomology.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs