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Mange Infestation in Rabbits with Acorus Calamus Based Preparation

D.Divyalakshmi, N. Kumaravelu and P.Tensingh Gnanaraj

Department of Livestock Production Management, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 68 to 69
(Received: October, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


Ear mange infestation caused by Psoroptes cuniculi is a very common and widespread problem in rabbit colonies. Psoroptes cuniculi infestation becomes serious, if left untreated. Due to the irrational use of ivermectin, there is decreased ef cacy. To overcome this ill-effect, Acorus calamus based herbal preparation was tried. This was applied for two weeks on alternate days. Three weeks after therapy, improvement was observed which was recorded as dryness of ear lesions, falling of scabs and reduced itching sensation.

Key Words: Acorus calamus, Mange, rabbits, herbal preparation

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