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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2006, Volume : 20, Issue : 1
First page : ( 99) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157.

Evaluation of Hyptis suaveolens hydro-distillate as an acaricide

Kumar B. Kala, Raj N. Praneeth, Kishore K., Reddy A Gopala, Reddy K.S.

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, India

Abstract

Hydro-distillate of Hyptis suaveolens leaves was evaluated for its acaricidal potency in ruminants. The essential oil with strong aroma was 100% and 98% effective in vitro and in vivo, respectively on single application. Engorged female ticks failed to oviposit upon treatment. The adult and nymphal stages of ticks of Hyalomma sp., Rhipicephalus sp. and Haemophysalis sp. were found to be highly susceptible to the steam distillate, favouring its use as acaricide.

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Keywords

Heptis suaveolens, Herbal ectoparasiticide, Acaricide, Hyalomma sp., Rhipicephalus sp. Haemophysalis sp.

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