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Anthelmintic activity of Cymbopogon citratus against Haemonchus contortus

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Title
Anthelmintic activity of Cymbopogon citratus against Haemonchus contortus
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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, September 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612015059
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Iara Tersia Freitas Macedo, Lorena Mayana Beserra de Oliveira, Wesley Lyeverton Correia Ribeiro, Jessica Maria Leite dos Santos, Kaline das Chagas Silva, José Vilemar de Araújo Filho, Ana Lourdes Fernandes Camurça-Vasconcelos, Claudia Maria Leal Bevilaqua

Abstract

Parasitic nematodes are of major economic importance in livestock. An alternative for the control of parasites is phytotherapy. This study evaluated the efficacy of Cymbopogon citratus decoction (CcD), C. citratus essential oil (CcEo) and citral against Haemonchus contortus using in vitro egg hatch test (EHT) and larval development test (LDT) and an in vivo test using a Meriones unguiculatus (gerbil) model. The effect of 800 mg/kg CcEo was evaluated in gerbils that had been artificially infected with 5,000 third-stage H. contortus larvae. The effective concentrations required to inhibit 50% (EC50) of egg hatching were 0.46, 0.14 and 0.13 mg/mL for CcD, CcEo and citral, respectively. The EC50 values in the LDT were 5.04, 1.92 and 1.37 mg/mL for CcD, CcEo and citral, respectively. H. contortus population in the group treated with C. citratus essential oil was reduced by 38.5% (P< 0.05) in comparison to the control group. These results suggest that it may be possible to use C. citratusessential oil to control of H. contortus parasite of small ruminant.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 53 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Researcher 4 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 12 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 35%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 11 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 11 20%

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