I= STUDIES ON EPIDEMIOLOGY, ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE AND CHEMOTHERAPY OF HYPODERMOSIS IN CATTLE AND BUFFALOES
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Title of Thesis
STUDIES ON EPIDEMIOLOGY, ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE AND CHEMOTHERAPY OF HYPODERMOSIS IN CATTLE AND BUFFALOES

Author(s)
Muhammad Anwar
Institute/University/Department Details
University Of Agriculture, Faisalabad/ Department Of Vet. Parasitoogy
Session
2002
Subject
Parasitiology
Number of Pages
127
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
parasitiology, epidemiology, hypodermosis, chemotherapy, ivermectin, cypermethrin,

Abstract
The present studies were conducted on the epidemiology, economic significance and chemotherapy of hypodermosis in cattle and buffaloes in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts of Punjab (Pakistan). Studies included assessment of prevalence of hypodermosis in the filed and in slaughter houses. The second part of the study comprised of estimation of economic losses incurred by the leather industry as a result of downgrading of hides with holes due to presence of warbles. The last part of the study comprised of chemotherapy of hypodermosis. The prevalence of hypodermosis in cattle examined in slaughter housed in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts was recorded as 51.00and 48.22 per cent respectively and in buffaloes the prevalence was recorded as 8.13 and 7.64 per cent , respectively.

Prevalence of hypodermosis in cattle examined in the field in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts was recorded as 28.91 and 26.15 per cent , respectively. In buffaloes the prevalence remained 5.11 and 4.40 per cent, respectively.

Investigations on the estimation of economic losses based on the infested hides were carried out in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts. Twenty hide merchants in different areas were interrogated to find out the prices of warbled and warble-free hides.. This price index was used to estimate the economic losses in terms of rupees. The economic losses due to warbles in cattle hides in both Dera Ghazi Khan Rajanpur districts were estimated as Rs.20.6 m and due to buffaloes affected hides the losses were estimated as Rs.2.2 m. The total losses due to affected hides of cattle and buffaloes were estimated as Rs.22.8.

Chemotherapeutic trial of two insecticidal drugs via ivermectin and eypermetherin was carried out to evaluate their efficacy against hypodermosis in cattle and buffaloes. Ivermectin was found to be 100 per cent and cypermethrin 98.27 percent effective for the control hypodermosis.

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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3 2 Review Of Literature 3
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4 3 Materials And Methods 28
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5 4 Results 34
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6 5 Discussion 103
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7 6 Summary 111
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8 7 Literature Cited and Appendices 113
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