Report on the value of Isodrin and Endrin as potential protecting agents against blowfly strike in sheep

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 12
  • Abstract:

    Two new synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides Isodrin and Endrin have been tested for their larvicidal effect against L. cuprina and for the duration of the period they afford protection against artificial strike. These properties compare favourably with those of similar products tested previously. However, a deleterious bleaching effect upon the wool, probably due to saponification of the wool grease accompanied by structural changes in the staple precludes their use for obvious economic reasons.