Effect of Malathion and Diazinon exterminators lice on the buffalo in Sohag Governorate, Egypt
Tarek M. Abo-Elmaged, Abd El-Aleem S.S.Desoky
The present study was designed and compares the efficacy of three Pesticides against the buffaloes lice (Haematopinus tuberculatus) infesting buffalo in the farmer houses in Sohag Governorate .The pesticides which treated were Malathion 57%, Diazinon15% and Diazinon 60% EC at concentration of ml/ liter water against lice. The pesticides were spray on all treatment and the animal examined was after 24 hrs till 45 days. The decrease or increase of thernpopulation at buffalo lice was estimated and comparison between the three pesticide. Diazinon 60% showed variable toxicity to animal parasites. According to the percentage of mortality recorded after24 hrs till 45 days followed by Malathion 57% with the same concentrations. The late efficiency was Diazinon 15%.This may be due to the low of the active ingredient in Diazinon 15% compared with Diazinon 60%.In general we can use Diazinon 60% with 1cm/liter water as spray on the animal body to control the buffalo lice.