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Efficacy of eprinomectin pour-on against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on buffaloes

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A trial was conducted on 12 buffaloes naturally infested with Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus to evaluate the efficacy of eprinomectin pour-on at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg body weight. A reduction in live tick count by 45.94, 63.96, 81.53, 90.54, 98.19 and 100 % was observed on days 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 and 21 post-treatment, respectively. The reinfestation of ticks was not observed up to 42 days of trial period. On the basis of the present trial of eprinomectin pour-on, it can be recommended for use in dairy buffaloes against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus infestation.

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The authors are thankful to Indian Immunologicals for supplying eprinomectin pour-on for clinical trial.

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Nazir, T., Katoch, R., Godara, R. et al. Efficacy of eprinomectin pour-on against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on buffaloes. J Parasit Dis 37, 166–167 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-012-0152-x

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Keywords

  • Buffaloes
  • Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
  • Efficacy
  • Eprinomectin
  • Jammu