Cattle tick - use of amitraz dips


Cattle dips are used to control external parasites, primarily tick species, on the North Coast of NSW.

NSW DPI manages a dip when cattle are being dipped as part of a regulated program to eradicate cattle tick (Rhipicephalus [boophilus] microplus or australis).

Amitraz, also known as Taktic®, is used for eradication programs.

When a regulated eradication program is not underway, the owner of the dip is responsible for maintaining the dip structures and dipwash concentration.

This Primefact includes topics:

  • Safety procedures and;
  • Use of dips


Primefact 1566 First Edition

Published: Jul 2017