Journal of Animal Health and Behavioural Science

ISSN: 2952-8097

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Razafinjato Zoara Soambolanoro Jenny

Department of Veterinary, Laboratory of Medical Sciences, University of Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar

  • Original Research Article   
    Propithecus Verreauxi Feeding for Anthelmintic Purpose
    Author(s): Razafinjato Zoara Soambolanoro Jenny, Rakotoarimanana Hajatiana, Rafatro Herintsoa* and Andrianjara Charles

    Lots of scientific findings have been convinced and advanced the hypothetical ability of some animals, such Primate, to preserve daily well-being, using elements from its environment, especially plants. The aim of this study was to determine the possible relationship between the behavior of one Madagascan Lemur specie, living in Berenty Private Reserve, and their observed zero gastrointestinal parasite prevalence. Behavioral monitoring was conducted on eight adult Propithecus verreauxi: consumed plants were listed/recorded/harvested, its different plant parts were extracted and subsequent chemical families were identified. Lemur stools were also drawn for coproscopy and anthelminthic biological tests of plant extracts were performed. During the tracking, thirty-two plants composed the Berenty adult Propithecus verreauxi diet. Less than half (44.73%) of its extracts e.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2952-8097.2022.6.177

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