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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 264-268
Bioline Code: tc05029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 264-268

 en Short communication- EFFICACY OF JASMINUM ABYSSINICUM check for this species in other resources TREATMENT AGAINST HEMONCHUS CONTORTUS check for this species in other resources IN SHEEP
Caroline Komen, Frederick .M. Wanjala, Paul C.Kiprono

Abstract

Jasminum abyssinicum check for this species in other resources DC., belongs to the plant family Oleaceae.The plant is used by indigenous farmers in Kenya against internal parasites affecting livestock. The anthelmintic effects of water extract of the leaves obtained from one geographic region was tested on naturally infected adult sheep and lambs with the nematode Haemonchus contortus check for this species in other resources . Sheep faecal samples were collected at day 7 for Haemonchus contortus faecal egg counts by the Mc Master slide technique. Results showed that ground leaves of Jasminum abyssinicum was efficacious with significant faecal egg count reductions of 69% at day 7 post treatment.

Keywords
Anthelmintic; Haemonchus contortus; sheep; Jasminum abyssinicum

 
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