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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Effect of eucalyptus oil against tick infestation in cattle

Author(s):
Rashmi Goswami, Niddhi Arora, Meena Mrigesh, Prashant Verma and VS Rajora
Abstract:
The study was carried out to determine the in-vivo effect of Eucalyptus oil on ticks of cattle. Six tick infested cattle were selected for the present study. Cattle infested with ticks were treated with Eucalyptus oil in Sesame oil as carrier which was applied topically once daily for 14 days. Therapeutic evaluation of Eucalyptus oil was done on the basis of significant variation observed in hematological and biochemical parameters, besides the reduction of tick count on the infested cattle and disappearance of clinical manifestations before and after application of the formulation. The haematological analysis revealed Hb, PCV, TEC, TLC, neutrophils and eosinophils showed significant differences (P<0.05) towards normalcy in all the treated cattle at the end of therapy in comparison to pre-treatment values and were similar to values in healthy control. No significant alteration (P<0.05) in lymphocytes, monocytes and basophils in comparison to pre-treatment values was observed. Biochemical profiles showed significant increase (P<0.05) in glucose, total protein, albumin, globulin, A: G ratio, calcium and phosphorus; significant decrease in AST, ALP and CK and there was no significant change in ALT, BUN and creatinine at the end of therapy as compared to their values before treatment. Tick count started to reduce on day 7 post therapy. The clinical manifestations such as pruritus, erythema, scales, nodules and rough hair coat also disappeared upto day 14 of therapy.
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How to cite this article:
Rashmi Goswami, Niddhi Arora, Meena Mrigesh, Prashant Verma and VS Rajora. Effect of eucalyptus oil against tick infestation in cattle. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 804-807.

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