Ectoparasites are the organisms which live on the external surface or skin of the animal for food and shelter.
Mostly are controlled on a flock/herd wide basis. This means that when one animal is diagnosed with external parasites, a dip, dust, or spray is used to treat the problem that animal as well as the entire flock/herd.
Different productus are used to treat ticks, mites and lice etc. some of them are given below along with the doses:
|*Malathion||Mites, lice, keds||0.5% spray; 4% dust|
|*Lime-sulfur||Mites, lice, keds||2-5% dip|
|*Coumaphos||Mites, lice, keds||0.05-0.3% spray or dip; 0.5%-1% dust|
|*Phosmet||Mites, lice, keds||0.15-0.25% dip|
|*Methoxychlor||Mites, lice, keds, ticks|
0.5% spray or dip; 5% dust