Journal article

Anthelmintic activity of selected ethno-medicinal plant extracts on parasitic stages of Haemonchus contortus

Rasika Kumarasingha, Sarah Preston, Tiong-Chia Yeo, Diana SL Lim, Chu-Lee Tu, Enzo A Palombo, Jillian M Shaw, Robin B Gasser, Peter R Boag

PARASITES & VECTORS | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Parasitic roundworms (nematodes) cause substantial morbidity and mortality in livestock animals globally, and considerable productivity losses to farmers. The control of these nematodes has relied largely on the use of a limited number of anthelmintics. However, resistance to many of these these anthelmintics is now widespread, and, therefore, there is a need to find new drugs to ensure sustained and effective treatment and control into the future. METHODS: Recently, we developed a screening assay to test natural, plant extracts with known inhibitory effects against the free-living worm Caenorhabditis elegans. Using this assay, we assessed here the effects of the extracts on moti..

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