Ticks management using polyherbal medication for higher productivity in dairy animals

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP252    | Article Id: BKAP252 | Page : 231-235
Citation :- Ticks management using polyherbal medication for higher productivity in dairy animals.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2020.(35):231-235
K. Ponnusamy, T.K. Mohanty, R.K. Ravikumar, Kartikey Patel, S. Raju ponnusamyk@hotmail.com
Address : ICAR – National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, Haryana, India.
Submitted Date : 22-12-2020
Accepted Date : 8-01-2021

Abstract

Ticks infestation considerably reduces milk yield of dairy animals due to blood sucking and poor feed intake. NDRI has conducted field trials on using polyharbal medication comprising neem and nirgundi leaves in eight villages of three districts in Haryana during 2019-2020. When the medication was used with 203 animals in 47 dairy farms, ticks were effectively controlled. Nirgundi seedlings were distributed to 600 farmers in Haryana for further upscaling the technology usage. Farmers incurred an expenditure of only Rs. 140 to 240/ animal/year as compared to Rs.1440/animals/year using allopathic treatment.

Keywords

Neem Nirgundi Polyherbal medication Ticks control

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