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Evaluation of Lousicidal Property of Oil of Mentha arvensis against Poultry Fluff Louse, Goniocotes gallinae (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera)

Nidhi Gupta, Ghazi Khan and Surendra Kumar

Department of Zoology, Govt. Raza P.G. College, Rampur - 244901, U.P.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2021 : 98 (1) - pages 9 to 12
(Received: December, 2021, Accepted: January, 2022)


Present report furnishes information on the licicidal potential of the oil prepared from Mentha arvensis against poultry fluff louse Goniocotes gallinae. Under in vitro as well as in vivo condition the mortality caused by different dilutions of mentha oil remained correlated with its concentration and exposure time. As much 90% mortality was caused by 100 μLL-1concentration (in 24 hrs.) while the repellency remained 76.7% (in 8 hrs.) under in vitro condition. Aforesaid concentration eliminated lice in five days in in vivo condition.

Key Words: Goniocotes gallinae, in vitro, in vivo, Licicidal, Mentha arvensis, Phthiraptera

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