Ethno-Veterinary Practices for Control of EctoparasitesUp one level
A bouquet of Nirgundi/Sephali (Vitex negundo), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) or lemon grass (Cymbopogon citrates) is hung in the poultry house: the smell of the plant drives ectoparasites away.
Rubbing of fresh and dry tobacco leaves on the skin of the bird is helpful in killing lice.
One handful of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citrates) is put in the nest before the hen starts to lay eggs; it remains in the nest throughout the brooding period.
Fresh leaves of neem are boiled for 15-20 minutes, the solution is kept overnight and the leaves taken out. The solution is used for dipping the birds, the separated leaves are ground properly to make the paste, which is then applied on the affected parts of the bird.