African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Short Communication: Efficacy of Jasminum abyssinicum treatment against Haemonchus contortus in sheep

Caroline Komen, Frederick M Wanjala, Paul C Kiprono


Jasminum abyssinicum 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. 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.
Key words: anthelmintic, Haemonchus contortus, sheep, Jasminum abyssinicum
Afr. J. Trad. Comp. Alt. Med. Vol2.(3) 2005: 264 - 268

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