E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Treatment of Linognathus vituli and Bovicola bovis Infestations of Calves with Cypermethrin
1 Uludag universitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bursa  
2 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antakya, Hatay  
3 Bornova Veteriner Kontrol Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Parazitoloji Bölümü, İzmir, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 212-214

Key Words: Linognathus vituli, Bovicola bovis, cypermethrin, calf, treatment
Abstract

This study has been conducted to determine the efficacy level of cypermethrin on the 14 calves that were naturally infested by Linognathus vituli and Bovicola bovis. A 10% solution of cypermethrin was diluted to 0.1% and applied to infested animals twice. All L. vituli were found to be dead after the fourth day of the first application and the second day of the second application. After the first day of application, all of the B. bovis were found dead at the end of each treatment. This study confirmed the protective efficacy of cypermethrin against L. vituli and B. bovis showing that infestation is prevented for a period of about 24-35 days following administration of cypermethrin at this dose. 

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