Other approaches for head lice management: spinosad and oxyphthirine®

Heukelbach, Jörg, and Oliveira, Fabiola A. (2010) Other approaches for head lice management: spinosad and oxyphthirine®. In: Heukelbach, Jörg, (ed.) Management and Control of Head Lice Infestations. Uni-Med Verlag AG, Bremen, Germany, pp. 86-87.

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[Extract] Spinosyns are macrolytic lactones. Spinosad is a mixture of two spinosyns, which are natural fermentation products of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora spinosa. The aerobic gram-positive bacterium S. spinosa was first isolated by a pharmaceutical company from soil samples of an abandoned rum distillery on the Virgin Islands in 1983. In 1997, spinosad was launched as a commercial insecticide against caterpillars resistant to pyrethroids, and in the year 2000 the first veterinary product for use in sheep was marketed in Australia. Since then, spinosad has been used more and more for insect and ectoparasite control in veterinary medicine, and topical applications have shown a good efficacy against lice of livestock. Other applications include the management of pests in agriculture.

Item ID: 16723
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-3-8374-1203-1
Keywords: head lice, infestations, management, control
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