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Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983

Getnet Atenafu

Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

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  • Research Article   
    Laboratory Acaricidal Activity of Phytolacca dodecandra, Calpurnia aurea and Ricinus communis against Amblyomma variegatum (Fabricius) (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Author(s): Shibabaw Aniley and Getnet Atenafu*

    Ectoparasites of cattle particularly tick and lice are global problems and even cause serious economic losses to the farmer and tanning industry in Africa particularly in Ethiopia. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the acaricidal properties of P. dodecandra (L. Herit), C. aurea (Ait) (Benth.) and R.communis (L) against adult A. variegatum (Fabricius) ticks. Leaves of three test plants were collected and prepared in extracts with concentrations of 150 mg/ ml, 100 mg/ml, 50 mg/ml, and 25 mg/ml using distilled water as a solvent for extraction. The experiment was arranged in CRD. Thirteen petridishs were prepared and in each petridishs 30 active adult A.variegatum ticks were added. Three plants extracts with different concentrations and diazinon 0.1% was used as standard positive control. After five minutes, immersed ticks were recovered and d.. Read More»

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