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In vitro anthelmintic effect of Citrullus colocynthis extract on Cotylophoron cotylophorum

G. Swarnakar, K. Menaria, A. Kumawat, K. Roat and R.N. Damor

Department of Zoology, Govt. Meera Girls College, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2020: 97 (5) - pages 9 to 11
(Received: December, 2019, Accepted: February, 2020)


In vitro anthelmintic effect of Citrullus colocynthis were studied on the amphistome Cotylophoron cotylophorum. Live amphistome Cotylophoron cotylophorum parasites were collected from the infected rumen of freshly slaughtered domestic buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) at the local zoo abattoir in Udaipur. The study revealed that aqueous and alcoholic fruit extracts of C. colocynthis caused more mortality compared to albendazole. The aqueous extract was less potent than alcoholic extract

Key Words: Anthelmintic, amphistome, Cotylophoron cotylophorum, Citrullus colocynthis.

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