Use of plant-derived products to control arthropods of veterinary importance: A review

David R. George, Jonathan H. Guy, Sam Arkle, David Harrington, Carlos De Luna, Edward J. Okello, Robert S. Shiel, Gordon Port, Olivier A.E. Sparagano

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The use of synthetic products in veterinary pest management is becoming increasingly problematic. Issues, including pest resistance, product withdrawal, undesirable environmental persistence, and high mammalian toxicity associated with synthetic pesticides, are driving research to identify new pest management approaches. One approach employs the repellent/toxic effects of plant-derived products (PDPs). Several pesticides based on PDPs are already available in some areas of pest management. This review highlights instances in which such products have been used with success against pests of domestic animals, livestock, apiculture, and poultry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnimal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases Prediction and Prevention
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781573317146
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632


  • Botanical pesticide
  • Pest control
  • Plant essential oil
  • Plant-derived product
  • Poultry pest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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