PREDISPOSING FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASES IN ANIMALS IN NIGERIA AND POSSIBLE BOTANICAL IMMUNOSTIMULANTS AND IMMUNOMODULATORS: A REVIEW

K. T. Biobaku, S. A. Amid
2018 Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine  
<p>The factors predisposing to diseases in Nigeria, Sub-Saharan was classified basically as animal, environmental, cliental among others. This review was aimed at broadening the horizon of the Veterinarian. These factors were discussed in the<span style="text-decoration: line-through;"> light</span> perspective of the peculiarity of Nigeria being a developing country. The write- up also proffered some solutions using organic botanicals agents which are relatively safe in food animals with
more » ... animals with little residual effect. Some of the plants suggested are: Allium sativm, Curcuma longa, Discorea japonica, Ziginber officinale, Jatropha gossipofolia, Datura spp and Boerhaavia diffusa. Supplements suggested are ascorbic acid, citric acid and Vitamin E. Immunomodulating supplements suggested are interferons, L-carnitine. The immunomodulating and immunostimulating agents suggested could be used in immunocompromised animals due to contemporary predisposing factors to diseases in this geographical region.</p>
doi:10.3329/bjvm.v16i1.37381 fatcat:zqmeiowmmnhp7ofqyccvwcob6m