Ectoparasites are the organisms which live on the external surface or skin of the animal for food and shelter.

Ectoparasites Treatment

ectoparasites treatment

Mostly are controlled on a flock/herd wide basis. This means that when one animal is diagnosed with external parasites, a dip, dust, or spray is used to treat the problem that animal as well as the entire flock/herd.

Different productus are used to treat ticks, mites and lice etc. some of them are given below along with the doses:

Active Ingredient

Effective Against**Treatments
*MalathionMites, lice, keds0.5% spray; 4% dust
*Lime-sulfurMites, lice, keds2-5% dip
*CoumaphosMites, lice, keds0.05-0.3% spray or dip; 0.5%-1% dust
*PhosmetMites, lice, keds0.15-0.25% dip
*MethoxychlorMites, lice, keds, ticks

0.5% spray or dip; 5% dust