Anthelmintic Efficacy of Aqueous-Alcoholic Extracts Formulations of Embelia ribes Fruits and Vernonia anthelmintica Seeds against Ovine Gastrointestinal Nematodes
Vinod Sinha1 Amit Singh V. K. Pal and S. K. Maurya
Vol 10(3), 60-66
Aqueous alcoholic (70% ethanol) extracts mixture of Embelia ribes fruits and Vernonia anthelmintica seeds was evaluated for anthelmintic efficacy in sheep having natural infection of gastrointestinal nematodes. Twelve infected sheep were randomly divided into two groups, Group I and Group II comprising six animals each. Group I sheep were treated with Embelia ribes fruits and Vernonia anthelmintica seeds extract (1:1) at dose rate of 100mg /kg. b.wt. orally whereas G II was kept as untreated infected control. Faecal and blood samples from each sheep were collected on 0,3,7 and 10-day post-treatment to record egg per gram of faeces (EPG) and haematological (Hb, PCV and TEC) and biochemical indices (Total plasma protein, serum albumin, ALP, ALT, AST & serum creatinine). On day 10 PT, decrease in egg per gram, improvement in haematological values and increase in serum protein level suggests promising anthelmintic values of aqueous alcoholic extract mixture of Embelia ribes fruits and Vernonia anthelmintica seeds.
Keywords : Aqueous-alcoholic Embelia ribes Gastrointestinal Nematodes Sheep Vernonia anthelmintica
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