project leader:  Lise Grøva      ph+47 404 80 525 www.tickless.no

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Objectives
Primary objective: Reduced tick density and incidence of tick-borne diseases in order to secure animal welfare of grazing sheep as well as human health.

Objective 1: Genetics: Reduced losses due to tick-borne disease through increased knowledge and understanding of genetic resistance and physiological mechanisms involved in the robust sheep to TBF.

Objective 2: Biological control: Reduced tick population and prevalence of tick-borne diseases by biological control of ticks.

Objective 3: Tick population: Reduced tick population and prevalence of tick-borne disease by increased knowledge on interaction of vegetation type, grazing management and prevalence of natural tick enemies on tick population and disease frequency.

Full project title: Reduced ticks and tick-borne diseases in sheep by integrated management. Period 2011 – 2014. Financing: Research funding from the industry and industry fund (Jordbruksavtalen (JA) og Fondet for forskningsavgift på landbruksprodukter (FFL)), as well as funding from Møre and Romsdal Council og County Governor in Møre og Romsdal. (NFR prosjectno 207737) 

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IMG_0017 sheep.jpg sau-lam- torjulvågen (2).JPG Ixodes ricinus nymph. Photo Karin Westrum.jpg Ixodes ricinus mating. Photo Karin Westrum.jpg Ixodes ricinus female.  Photo Karin Westrum.jpg 3. Ixodes ricinus female infected with  Metarhizium, early inf. Photo Karin Westrum.jpg DSC00198.JPG IMG_3145.jpg

Sheep on tick pasture. Photo Steffen Adler, Bioforsk

Sheep on tick infested pasture. Photo: Peggy Haugnes, Bioforsk.

Ixodes ricinus nymph. Photo Karin Westrum, Bioforsk

Ixodes ricinus mating. Photo: Karin Westrum, Bioforsk

Ixodes ricinus female. Photo: Karin Westrum, Bioforsk

Ixodes ricinus female infected with Metarhizium sp, late inf. Photo Karin Westrum, Bioforsk

Lambs with joint inflamation, a common secondary infection caused by TBF. Photo Lise Grøva, Bioforsk

Fully grown adult tick (Ixodes ricinus) attached to lamb. Photo Lise Grøva, Bioforsk.