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

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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