Day 1 :
Department of Veterinary Parasitology.Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Abdullah G Arijo is a senior scientist in the field of animal sciences with focus on Parasitology. He received World Bank ARP-II Ph.D. Award 1993and did his PhD from United Kingdom. He is HEC Recognized Ph.D. Supervisor and won Best University Teachers Award 2015 by HEC, Islamabad in 2015. He has more than 100 publications, five books and 2 manuals on his credit. In recognition of his outstanding research in the field of animal sciences, he received Zoologist of the Year Award 2015 by Zoological Society of Pakistan. World Bank ARP-II Ph.D. Award 1993. He has completed 2 international research projects and has established stat of the art molecular parasitology laboratory and experimental animal facility. He has produced more than 80 M Sc, M Phil and PhD9(s) during his teaching carrier.
Ticks, both soft and hard are the utmost important ectoparasites of livestock in tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. They are blamed for severe financial losses both through the direct effects as blood-sucking and indirectly as vectors of diversified pathogens and toxins.Worldwide losses due to disease s transmitted by ticks and the costs of tick control have been estimated to be in the range of several billion annually. The importance of ticks is principally due to the ability to transmit a wide spectrum of pathogenic micro-organisms, such as protozoa, rickettsiae, spirochetes and viruses. In Pakistan, tick-borne protozoan disease s (e.g. Theileriosis and Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis) are the main health and management problems of domestic ruminants. Various control methods have certain limitations and in certain cases, the result on tick control are not encouraging. Therefore, local remedies, such as the use of ethnobotanical products are considered as suitable and safe replacement of tick control.This presentation is aimed at reviewing various methodologies with focus on the potential of local remedies towards tick control.