Ethnoveterinary practices (EVP) for control of ectoparasite in livestock

Nimbalkar, S D; Patil, D S; Deo, A D


The inclusion of traditional plant-based ectoparasite control methods in primary healthcare of livestock is increasingly becoming an important intervention for improving livestock productivity in resource challenged tribal areas. The study was conducted at Peint and Jawhar blocks of Nashik and Palghar districts of Maharashtra. The effectiveness of Ethno veterinary practices (EVP) for control of ectoparasite was assessed through social acceptance and field study. The formulations were prioritized considering its effectiveness, accessibility, easy to treat and fast post recovery. The formulations were co-related with modern literatures to gauge its scientific reference.
The prevalence of tick infestation on different body part examined of cows, buffaloes was suggested that udder had maximum presence of ticks on buffaloes and cows. The EVP has significant effect in reduction of tick population in Buffaloes, Bulls and Cows was recorded. The study reveals that, the efficacy of herbal medicine to reduce the tick’s incidence on buffalo is 63%, bull 60% and cow 61% were recorded.


Ectoparasites; Ethnoveterinary medicine; Social validation

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