Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Acaricidal activity of herbal extracts against cattle tick (Rhipicephalus microplus)
A Varadharajan and R Gnanasekar
Tick infestation poses a major threat to the lifestyle of livestock. The main tick species found in domestic animals of India is Rhipicephalus [Boophilus] microplus. Several plants have the ability to inhibit the growth of the ticks in domestic animals. Thee present study aimed to evaluate the acaricidal activity of few plants against the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus [Boophilus] microplus. For that, leaf extracts from Azadiracta indica, Mangifera indica, Polyalthia longifolia, Annona squamosa, and Ficus benghalensis were prepared and studied for their usage in the growth inhibition and the mortality rate of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus. The results of the present study imply that all the studied herbals are having an appreciable mortality rate for the ticks compared to the separate usage of these plant extracts, the combination of all shows quick response to the mortality rate of the ticks.
How to cite this article:
A Varadharajan, R Gnanasekar. Acaricidal activity of herbal extracts against cattle tick (<em>Rhipicephalus microplus</em>). Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):609-611.