dip

dip

[dip]
dip, in agriculture, method of treating animals (chiefly livestock) infested with skin parasites such as mites, ticks, and warbles. The animal is dipped into or forced to swim through a tank filled with an insecticide solution. The chemicals used in dips include lindane, rotenone, coumaphos, and amitraz.

See publications of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

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