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Parasite. 2009 Sep;16(3):223-6.

Efficacy of 1% geraniol (Fulltec) as a tick repellent.

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Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Département de Parasitologie, BP 6202 Rabat-Instituts, Maroc.

Abstract

A field trial on the efficacy of 1% geraniol (Fulltec) spray against ticks has been carried out in two farms near Rabat (Morocco). Results clearly revealed that 1% geraniol has a preventive effect against Hyalomma ticks. Comparison of geraniol sprayed cows with control herd showed a reduction of mean number of ticks per animal of 98.4%, 97.3% and 91.3% at respectively day 7, 14 and 21 post-spraying. These data give evidence that the geraniol, natural product extracted from plants, could be an alternative to limit use of chemical acaricides, which efficacy is compromised by development of resistance.

PMID:
19839268
DOI:
10.1051/parasite/2009163223
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