Anthelmintic activity of Melia azedarach fruits in lambs naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes

Margarete Kimie Falbo, Itacir Eloi Sandini, Helcya Mime Ishiy, Jorge Luis Fávaro, Carlos Eduardo dos Santos, Sinthia Bastos, Daniel Rodigheri, Daniela Guzzo

Abstract


The aim of this study was to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of Melia azedarach grounded dry fruits, in lambs naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Twenty four (24) mixed-breed Ile de France x Corriedale, male lambs, aged 3 month, were separeted into three (3) groups of eight (8) animals: the first group was medicated with 5mg.Kg-1 of albendazole orally, in a single dose, the second group was medicated with 2g.Kg-1 of Melia azedarach fruits orally, in a single dose, and the third group remained untreated, as control. The results showed that the group that presented the best efficacy was the one treated with albendazole (51.96%), followed by the group treated with Melia azedarach fruits that presented 33.21% of efficacy.


Keywords


Melia azedarach; Phytoterapy; Gastrointestinal nematodes; Lambs.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2008v29n4p881

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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