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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 858973, 6 pages
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Research Article

In Vitro Evaluation of Ethanolic Extracts of Ageratum conyzoides and Artemisia absinthium against Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus

1Division of Veterinary Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, R.S. Pura, Jammu 181 102, India
2Division of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, R.S. Pura, Jammu 181 102, India
3Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR), Canal Road, Jammu 180 001, India
4Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141 004, India

Received 16 July 2014; Accepted 6 November 2014; Published 1 December 2014

Academic Editor: Valdir Cechinel Filho

Copyright © 2014 S. Parveen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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