acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Comparative study of Albendazole and Papaya Seed in the control of gastrointestinal nematodes in goats (Capra hircus )
Anaeto, M*., Tayo, G.O., Chioma, G.O and A. A. Afolabi *
Babcock University, Department of Agriculture, PMB 21244, Ikeja, Lagos, NIGERIA.
Revision accepted March 2007

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 (1-3) 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 71% and 100% efficacy while C. papaya seed solution had 60% and 74% efficiencies on days 7 and 14 post-treatment respectively. Larval culture was carried out to identify the nematode species (Strongyloides {60%} and Haemonchus contortus {40%}) in the goats.
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