Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 55 issue 1 (january 2021) : 105-108

Comparative efficacy of ivermectin and fipronil spot on against Knemidocoptes pilae in budgerigars

Serug Akhtar, Uzma Farid Durrani, Asim Khalid Mahmood, Haroon Akbar, Rashid Hussain, Khizar Matloob, Raheela Akhtar, Waseem Yaqub, Abid Hussain
1Pet Centre, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
Cite article:- Akhtar Serug, Durrani Farid Uzma, Mahmood Khalid Asim, Akbar Haroon, Hussain Rashid, Matloob Khizar, Akhtar Raheela, Yaqub Waseem, Hussain Abid (2018). Comparative efficacy of ivermectin and fipronil spot on against Knemidocoptes pilae in budgerigars. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 55(1): 105-108. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-925.
In Pakistan, Knemidocoptes pilae (scaly face mite) mite infestation is a frequently seen parasitic issue in budgerigars.  This mite specifically causes extensive damage to featherless areas of cere and legs. This study was conducted to evaluate the topical efficacy of 1% ivermectin and 10% fipronil against two groups of Knemidocoptes pilae infested budgerigars. Fipronil and ivermectin spot on were topically administered on days 0, 7 and 14, on dorsal surface of neck in their respective group. It was concluded that ivermectin readily initiates the healing response after first application as compared to the fipronil and both drugs clear the Knemidocoptic infestation and lesions by 21 days following first treatment.
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