Species of Aedes which are pathogenic to cattle include:
- Aedes aegypti
- Aedes dorsalis
- Aedes mcintoshi
- Aedes ochraceus
- Aedes scapularis
- Aedes campestris
These mosquitoes are primarily a 'worry' to cattle, causing skin rashes, but may also transmit arboviruses such as Rift Valley fever and Tahyna virus. The mosquito has a predilection for moist environments and is commonly found near rice farms in the USA.
Treatment is relatively effective with most insecticides, although resistance to older chemicals is common. The use of avermectin-based drugs has proven effective at population control of this insect in cattle herds.
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- Merck Vet Manual