Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 838–839 | Cite as

Lousicidal effect of deltamethrin in domestic pigeons

  • S. SivajothiEmail author
  • B. Sudhakara Reddy
Original Article


Present study reports the effect of deltamethrin against louse infestation in domestic pigeons. In this study, twelve pigeons infested with Columbicola columbae louse were sprayed with deltamethrin (12.5 %) and another twelve pigeons were kept as control group. The lice intensity was reduced 89 %, 98 % and 100 % on 1st, 7th and 14th day of post treatment in treatment group. Out of twelve pigeons, four pigeons showed sneezing and temporary ocular inflammations after spraying.


Columbicola Deltamethrin Lice Pigeons 



The authors are very grateful to Mr.S.Sadasiva Reddy and Mrs. S.Maheswri for their help while conducting the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary ParasitologyC.V.Sc., S.V.V.UProddaturIndia
  2. 2.Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (Veterinary Medicine)C.V.Sc., S.V.V.UProddaturIndia

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