Evaluation of polyherbal anthelmintics in caprine helminthosis

Aghai Khan, Pajai Kishor, Aghai Khan
Livestock Research International   unpublished
Total 162 goats of either sex from Akola region were screened for presence of parasitic eggs in their faeces. Out of which 113 goats were found positive for helminth infestation. The overall prevalence of helminthosis in goats of Akola region was found to be 69.75 per cent with higher prevalence in female 73.50 per cent than male 60.00 per cent. Out of 113 goats positive for helminth infestation, 24 goats were selected and randomly divided into four equal groups while another group of six
more » ... group of six apparently healthy goats free from helminth infestation, was kept as normal, healthy control (T1). Treatment group of helminth infested goats was treated with ethanol extract of neem leaves + ethanol extract of karela fruit + garlic powder given in T2 (100 mg/kg+100 mg/kg+5 g), T3(200 mg/kg +200 mg/kg+7.5 g) and T4 (300 mg/kg+300 mg/kg+10 g) per goat orally once as a single dose respectively while Group (T5) was treated with Febendazole 150 mg tablet orally as a single dose. The body weight, EPG of faeces and haemato-biochemical study were carried out before and after treatment. Polyherbal anthelmintic having higher dose as in fourth group (T4) showed highest efficacy of 92.38 per cent against the worms and higher weight gain on 30 th day which was effective and comparable with Fenbendazole treatment.