horn fly


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horn fly

n.
A small dark-gray fly (Haematobia irritans) that sucks blood from cattle, often biting around the base of the horns.
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Estimates of repeatability and heritability of horn fly resistance in beef cattle.
A population prediction equation with notes on the biology of the horn fly in Texas.
The drug is delivered to the manure, where the immature stages of the horn fly develop, thus preventing them from becoming adults," he says.
Key words: Horn fly, dairy cattle, fluctuation, Haematobia irritans.