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tick control methods used by resource-limited farmers and the effect of ticks on cattle in rural areas of the eastern cape province, south africa.a survey to document tick control methods used by resource-limited farmers in the control of cattle ticks in the eastern cape province of south africa was conducted by interviewing 59 cattle farmers using structured questionnaires and general conversation. information collected was on external parasites of cattle, their effects and their control methods. ticks were reported to be a major problem causing diseases like anaplasmosis (89.8%), babesiosis (55.9%) and ehrlichiosis (16.9%), as well as w ...200918704741
an in-vivo study of the efficacy and safety of ethno-veterinary remedies used to control cattle ticks by rural farmers in the eastern cape province of south africa.ticks feed on blood, are vectors of tick-borne diseases and cause considerable skin damage to livestock. they are commonly controlled using commercial acaricides, which are expensive to the rural farmers, causing them to resort to alternative tick control methods. the objective of this study was to assess the acaricidal properties and safety of some materials (ptaeroxylon obliquum, aloe ferox, lantana camara, tagetes minuta, used engine oil and jeyes fluid, used by rural farmers to control cattl ...200919396566
traditional remedies used for the treatment of cattle wounds and myiasis in amatola basin, eastern cape province, south africa.a questionnaire survey was carried out to document traditional remedies used in the treatment of cattle wounds and myiasis in amatola basin. eighty-three cattle farmers from nine villages were interviewed. the majority of respondents (67.9%) use traditional remedies for treatment of these conditions. however, 25.9% of them use a combination of traditional remedies with conventional medicines. the survey revealed that 13 medicinal plants belonging to 11 families were used. aloe ferox, prunus pers ...200921344789
in-vitro anthelminthic activity of crude aqueous extracts of aloe ferox, leonotis leonurus and elephantorrhiza elephantina against haemonchus contortus.aloe ferox (mill), leonotis leonurus (l) r. br; and elephantorrhiza elephantina (burch.) skeels are plants frequently used by resource-limited farmers in the eastern cape province to control gastrointestinal parasites in goats. a study was conducted to validate their anthelminthic activities in-vitro on the egg and larvae of the nematode parasite haemonchus contortus. the crude aqueous extracts of leaves of a. ferox and l. leonurus; and roots of e. elephantina were used. eggs and larvae of the p ...201019693685
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