A potential role of papaya latex as an anthelmintic against patent ascaridia galli infection in chicken
AbstractThe anthelmintic activity of papaya (Carica papaya Linn) latex against patent Ascaridia galli experimental infection with 1000 infectie eggs in chicken was studied. One week after a single dose of papaya latex 20% treatment of infected chicken, their EPG counts decreased. There was a significant, strong positive correlation between the percentage decrease of EPG counts and the single doses of papaya latex 20% given to the birds (r = 0,98; P H 0.05). There was also a very high, negative correlation between adult A. galli numbers recovered from the experimental birds and the single doses of papaya latex 20% (r=0,996; P=0,067). A single dose of 1447.89 mg papaya latex 20% completely freed the birds from A. galli infection while the untreated, infection controls harboured a mean number of 50 adult worms. The 100% effective dose (ED100) of papaya latex 20% per bird. The egg and body weights of treated, infected chicken improved to become similar to those of the untreated, unifected controls.