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Anthelmintic effects of indigenous multipurpose fodder tree extracts against Haemonchus contortus

Assefa, Ashenafi, Kechero, Yisehak, Tolemariam, Taye, Kebede, Assefa, Shumi, Eshetu
Tropical animal health and production 2018 v.50 no.4 pp. 727-732
Balanites aegyptiacus, Celtis, Haemonchus contortus, Tamarindus indica, adults, anthelmintics, dose response, egg hatchability, forage, in vivo studies, ivermectin, larvae, larval development, leaves, livestock, proanthocyanidins
Condensed tannins (CT) extracted from Balanites aegyptiaca, Tamarindus indica, and Celtis toka browses were used to evaluate their anthelmintic effect on different developmental stages of Haemonchus contortus. To achieve this objective, various serial concentrations of each CT extract of the foliages were used to test adult motility, inhibition of egg hatchability, and larval development. The fodders were selected based on their multipurpose advantage and accessibility to use as fodder for livestock in the low lands of the Gambella region. The fastest and slowest adult motility rate was observed in 2-ml (4 min) and 0.125-ml dose of C. toka, respectively, which is better than that in ivermectin. Egg hatchability inhibition was observed with dose difference within species, but there is no difference between B. aegyptiaca and T. indica. The foliage extracts of the studied browses were observed to inhibit the larvae by 100% at 2 ml, which is similar to ivermectin. There is no significant difference observed in larvae development inhibition between the species and ivermectin (p > 0.05). CT extracts of studied plants have found to own significant anthelmintic activity in a dose-dependent manner. They could serve as anthelmintic economically and eco-friendly after further and series of in vivo experiments.