Thursday, 26 May 2016

Lutte contre les tiques du bétail en Côte d’Ivoire par des méthodes traditionnelles

Volume 28, Issue 4, April 2016
Open Access

Control of livestock ticks in côte d’ivoire using traditional ways  (Article)


UFR Sciences de la Nature, Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan 02, Cote d'Ivoire
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan 01, Cote d'Ivoire
Ecole de Spécialisation en Elevage de Bingerville, Bingerville, Cote d'Ivoire


Ticks infections are a major constraint in ruminant breeding in Côte d’Ivoire. This situation is increased by the development of resistance recently described within the populations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. A survey on knowledge of traditional methods of struggle against ticks was conducted in three departments, namely Bringakro in Central, Dikodougou and Ferkessédougou in Northern Cote d’Ivoire. A questionnaire was administered to 123 breeders owning small livestock herds (≤ 10 heads) and large livestock herds (≥ 60 heads). The objective was to record the strategies used by livestock owners to fight against ticks. The most frequent symptoms were diarrhea (28%) and fever (26%). Besides the food (49%) which is a major constraint, breeders have incriminated ticks as responsible for most symptoms affecting animals. Control strategies are primarily based on the use of synthetic acaricides (68.1%), but reduced sensitivity was reported. The other practices in the fight against ticks were manual lifting or manual diptank (42.2%), the use of waste oil or engine (33.3%), and plants (11.1%). These results show that an alternative for the control of ticks could be developed from these traditional practices, especially the utilization of medicinal plants. © 2016, Fundacion CIPAV. All Rights Reserved.

Author keywords

Cattle; Ethnoveterinary medicine; Medicinal plant; Traditional practices
ISSN: 01213784Source Type: Journal Original language: French
Document Type: Article
Publisher: Fundacion CIPAV

  Koné, M.W.; Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Cote d'Ivoire;
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