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Scientists have found that a formulation consisting of herbal ingredients like Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Nagod (Vitex negundo) is effective in combating tick infestation among dairy animals.
About the Tick Infestation in Dairy Animals
Farmers who depend on dairy animal production are compounded by livestock ailments like tick infestation.
These external parasites are found widely in cattle sheds across all geographical regions and proliferate rapidly.
This causes tick worry, loss of appetite among animals causing a reduction in milk production, thereby lessening farmers’ income.
How do farmers treat tick infestation in Dairy Animals?
Presently, farmers rely on chemical acaricides that are costly. They have to use these chemicals recurrently due to the nature of parasites. This raises the input costs of the farmers.
What has been developed to tackle tick infestation in Dairy Animals?
National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has developed a polyherbal formulation consisting of ingredients like Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Nagod (Vitex negundo). This formulation has been found to be effective in combating tick infestation among dairy animals.
Source: This post is based on an article “olyherbal eco-friendly technology can combat tick infestation among dairy animals” published in PIB on 28th March 2022.