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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2009, Volume : 23, Issue : 1
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 92)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157. Online ISSN : 0974-0813.

Occurrence of Melophagus ovinus on sheep of Poonch in Jammu Region

Yadav Anish, Katoch Rajesh, Singh Pritam*, Khajuria J.K., Vohra S.

Division of Veterinary Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, S.K. University of Agricultural Science & Technology-Jammu R.S. Pura, Jammu-181 102, India.

*Sheep Husbandry Department, Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir).


Examination of twenty five sheep of an unorganized farm at Poonch district of Jamu region (J&K) revealed presence of Melophagus ovinus on (14%) animals. Treatment with injectable ivermectin @ 200 μg kg−1 body weight along with shearing was effective against natural sheep ked infestation. Sheep keds were also observed on artificial beehive kept near animal shed.


Key words

Melophagus ovinus, sheep ked, Occurrence, Sheep, Poonch.


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