PSM Veterinary Research <p style="text-align: justify;">PSM Veterinary&nbsp;Research (ISSN: 2518-2714) is a peer-reviewed, open access, multidisciplinary,&nbsp; international journal that publishes research on all aspects of veterinary&nbsp;and animal sciences.</p> en-US (PSM Veterinary Research) (MANI MUGHAL) Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:17:07 +0000 OJS 60 Efficacy of Spinosad and Flubex against Dengue Fever Vector Aedes aegypti in Jeddah Governorate, Saudi Arabia <p style="text-align: justify;">The biological effects of both spinosad (4.7%) and flubex (diflubenzuron DT 2%) against <em>Aedes aegypti</em> <em>(Ae. aegypti</em> (L.) mosquito larvae were assessed under laboratory conditions. The LC<sub>50</sub> values of the spinosad and diflubenzuron were 0.22 ppm and 0.0019 ppm respectively, against <em>Ae. aegypti</em> larvae. The mortality rate of mosquito larvae ranged from 35- 96 % and 2-20 % for those spinosad and diflubenzuron separately. The results revealed that the spinosad formulation was highly effective against larvae comparing with flubex. Larval treatment with the IGR diflubenzuron reduced the reproductive potential of adult mosquito that emerged from these treatments by 16-84%. These results revealed that although flubex is an IGR, its larvicidal activity is better than spinosad. Further assessments and field investigation on IGRs products as insecticides alternatives should be carried out for managing <em>Ae. aegypti </em>mosquitoes<em>.</em></p> Abbas M Al-Azab, Essam A Shaalan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sero-prevalence of Avian Reovirus in Broiler Breeders in Different Parts of India <p style="text-align: justify;">Avian Reovirus (ARV) has gained worldwide importance because it is an emerging viral disease of the poultry industry. Mostly it is a disease of young broiler chicken but various studies showed that it can affect all ages of birds. Investigation on seroprevalence of ARV was performed in past, but data was found very less and therefore study was carried out on the states of India, where maximum poultry population exists. A sum of 450 serum samples was collected from Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, and Maharashtra. The overall prevalence of ARV was found to be 8.67%. ARV was found highly prevalent in Tamil Nadu (11.76%), whereas lower prevalence in Maharashtra (7.63%). The samples were categorized according to different age groups. Results showed the occurrence of Avian Reovirus infection 11.79% in birds aging 10-20 weeks.</p> Surajit Baksi, Nirav Rao, Pravinsinh Chauhan, Ashish Chauhan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000