acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Comparative study of Albendazole and Papaya seed in the control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Goats
*Anaeto, M., G. O. Tayo, G. O. Chioma & A. A. Afolabi
Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state
2009

ABSTRACT
Twelve West African goats (Capra hircus) with gastrointestinal helminthes were used to determine the efficacies of Albendazole and pawpaw seeds (Carica papaya) solution in the treatment of gastro-intestinal nematodes. The animals were allotted into three groups of four animals each. Group 1 was administered 2 ml/10 kg body weight albendazole. Group 2 received 50 mg/10 kg body weight C. papaya seed solution twice a week and Group 3 was the control without treatment. The Modified McMaster counting technique for the fecal egg count was employed to determine the efficacy of the anthelmintic used. Albendazole achieved 100% efficacy while C. papaya seed solution had 74% efficiency on the 14th day post-treatment. The nematode species identified in the larval culture were (Strongyloides {60%} and Haemonchus contortus {40%}) in the goats.
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