<i>IN VITRO</i> EFFECTS OF SOME HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS ON INFECTIVE LARVAE OF <i>HAEMONCHUS CONTORTUS</i> OF GOAT
Keywords:Household chemicals, Haemonchus contortus, larvae, goats
In vitro effects of some household chemicals on infective larvae (L3) of Haemonchus contortus of goat were screened during the period from January 2002 to April 2003. Solutions of 0.5, 1, 5, 10 and 20 mg / ml were screened for in vitro effects on infective larvae (L3) of Haemonchus contortus. The percent non-motile L3 was increased when immersed in increasing solutions of the household chemicals (p < 0.01) except sodium chloride. Of 10 household chemicals, potassium permanganate showed 100% in vitro larvicidal effect at 1 mg / ml concentration. Boric acid showed the second highest larvicidal effect (78.95%) followed by alum (71.86%), bleaching powder (71.43%) and borax (68.97%) at their highest concentration of 20 mg / ml.