Dougnon Tossou Jacques, Edorh Patrick Aléodjrodo, Assogba Marc Napoléon, Tobada Pamphile, Youssao Issaka
Ecole Polytechnique of Abomey (EPAC), Department of Animal Production and Health, Research Laboratory of Applied Biology (LARBA), University of Abomey (UAC), 01 BP 2009 Cotonou, Benin
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of Abomey (UAC), 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin
Key words: Citrate of piperazine, papaya seeds, Ascaridia galli, layers harco.
Ascaridia galli worms are very important in poultry breeding; they cause necrosis of the mucosal layer with a high rate of mortality of chickens. The present study has been undertaken in Atlantique-Littoral province (Bénin), from May to June 2011. A number of 300 layers Harco have been used for the test and have been separated into 6 groups of 50 hens which have been differently treated. At state 1 (before the treatment), the average quantity of the Eggs Per Gram (EPG) are statistically the same. In other words, the situation before the treatment is identical with the 6 groups.
After the treatment (state 2), there was a difference highly significant between the treatments with an efficiency rate of -50% for the witness group; 80% for the treatment 1; -14% for the treatment 2; 4% for the treatment 3; 16% for the treatment 4 and 65% for the treatment 5. Papaya seeds have reduced significantly the number of EPG comparing to the witness group. But that reduction remains lower than the one of citrate of piperazine (2.5g/L of the solution) in Ascaridia galli’s eggs reduction. In water treatment of chickens infected by Ascaridia galli, Piperazine citrate is recommended; but the papaya seeds can play also an important role, reducing the eggs of this worm in poultry’s feaces.
Get the original articles in Source: Volume 2, Number 2, February 2012 – IJB
Published By: International Journal of Biosciences (IJB)