Almost TBT free
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CTA. 2002. Almost TBT free. Spore 99. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47557
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Bad news for the Caribbean Tropical Bont Tick (TBT or Amblyomma variegatum).
Bad news for the Caribbean Tropical Bont Tick (TBT or Amblyomma variegatum). Now four of the nine originally infested islands (St Kitts, St Lucia, Montserrat and Anguilla) comprising the Caribbean Amblyomma Programme (CAP) have succeeded in eliminating this livestock pest. At least provisionally , since definite status will be given only when all islands are clear. Dominica is not far behind, and should achieve provisional free status by the end of 2002. The programme, which was launched in 1994, envisaged eradication of TBT and associated Dematophilosis and Heartwater diseases by the end of 2002. More than half-way to the target is, well, almost there; maybe a gale could blow the rest of the pests away. Caribbean Amblyomma Programme PO Box 631-C, Bridgetown, Barbados Fax: +1 246 427 27 60 Email email@example.com Website:www.capweb.org