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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1380-1388

Effect of Feeding Oak (Quercus leucotrichophora) Leaves as Alternative Control of Gastro Intestinal Nematode Infection of Goat in Kumaon Hills
A. Chaurasiya1, P. Tamboli2, A. Nehra1, A. Kuriyal1 and S. Uniyal1
1ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263138, India
2 ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 132001, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was undertaken to explore the anthelmintic effect of feeding oak leaves (Quercus leucotricophora) having 3.35% condensed tannin for its anthelmintic property. Twenty four local male goats of about 6-7 months of age were randomly divided into three homogenous groups (T1, T2 and T3) of eight animals each. Further, each group was subdivided in to 2 sub groups of 4 animals each and one sub group in each group was treated with synthetic anthelmintic (Ivermectin @ 200µg/kg body wt.) (TA+). Experimental feeding was similar in all three groups except for the roughage source, which was local green grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) in T1A- and T1A+, oak leaves (Q. leucotricophora) in T2A- and T2A+ and oak leaves supplemented with PEG in group T3A- and T3A+, respectively. DM intake (g d-1) through roughage, total DM intake and organic matter intake in oak leaves fed groups (T2A-, T2A+, T3A- and T3A+) were higher (P<0.05) than the grass fed groups (T1A-, T1A+). The fecal egg count was lower (P<0.01) in animals fed oak leaves and anthelmintic treated groups. It was concluded that feeding of oak leaves improved the feed intake as well as showing anthelmintic property.

Keywords: Anthelmintic, Goat, Oak leaves, Polyethylene glycol

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Chaurasiya, A., P. Tamboli, A. Nehra, A. Kuriyal and Uniyal, S. 2018. Effect of Feeding Oak (Quercus leucotrichophora) Leaves as Alternative Control of Gastro Intestinal Nematode Infection of Goat in Kumaon Hills.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1380-1388. doi:
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