Asma Waheed Qureshi, Akhtar Tanveer and Azhar Maqbool
Abdul Wali Khan University, Pakistan
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
RIPAH International University, Pakistan
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Vet Sci Technol
In present study Nigella sativa (seeds) and Fumaria parviflora (aerial), were used to treat buffaloes naturally infected with fasciolosis and their efficacy (%) was compared. In vivo, pre-and post-treatment (50 mg, 100 mg and 150 mg/kg body weight of the two medicinal plants) fecal egg-counts were determined following standard fecal egg count reduction in buffaloes (Babulus sp.) of Nili Ravi breed naturally parasitized with Fasciola sp. The infected buffaloes were randomly divided into 3 main groups i.e., A, B and C. Animals in groups A and B were further sub divided into three sub groups i.e., A1, A2, A3; B1, B2, B3. Sub-groups A1 and B1 were given dose level of 50 mg/kg body weight, A2, and B2, 100 mg while A3 and B3, 150 mg/kg body weight of Nigella sativa (seeds) and Fumaria parviflora (aerial), respectively. The group C having infected animals served as control. The two medicinal plants were found significantly (P<0.05) effective (42-100%) and safe to use against fasciolosis.
Asma Waheed Qureshi is working at Department of Zoology, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan. Her experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study. Her research interests reflect in her wide range of publications in various national and international journals.
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