Use of biotherapic in the control of natural infestation by Boophilus microplus: pilot study.
IACH - Prof. G. Vithoulkas
Use of biotherapic in the control of natural infestation by Boophilus microplus: pilot study.
  • Author(s)

    Silva NL, Moletta JL, Minho AP, Filippsen LF.

    Journal

    International Journal of High Dilution Research 2008, 7, 22, 36-38.

    Notes

    In an effort to reduce the dependence on chemicals to which ticks are becoming increasingly resistant, this work was carried out to determine if a homeopathic medicine made from the tick can provide a viable alternative. 27 tick-infested cattle were divided into 3 groups. One received no treatment, the next received the normal dose of Amitraz (a chemical based tick dip) and the third received a 12C potency of Boophilus microplus. When compared to the control, the dip and the 12C potency provided the same level of reduction in ticks

    Abstract

    In the control of tick-borne disease (TBD), resistance to chemical products has been reported and a concern with the preservation of the environment requires alternative procedures to control infestation by Boophilus microplus worldwide. The use of biotherapic preparations is one of such alternatives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a biotherapic mixture including B. microplus in naturally infested cattle. 27 animals were divided in 3 groups (n=9): I – control, received no treatment; II- treated with amitraz dip; III- treated with a standard commercial mixture of biotherapic 12cH, p.o. Group III presented a statistically significant decrease of ticks when compared to the control group

    Category: Animal Studies

    External url

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26586004_Use_of_biotherapic_in_the_control_of_the_natural_infestation_by_Boophilus_microplus_pilot_study_Uso_de_bioterapico_en_el_control_de_la_infestacion_natural_por_Boophilus_microplus_estudio_piloto

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