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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Therapeutic evaluation of guava leaf powder in the management of nonspecific diarrhoea in goats

Author(s):
Venkatesakumar Elumalai
Abstract:
The goats with nonspecific diarrhoea (56 goats) were selected for the study. The goats with nonspecific diarrhoea were subjected to detailed clinical, haematobiochemical, dung sample and rumen fluid examination. The goats with nonspecific diarrhoea were grouped into seven groups with eight animals in each. They were administered with guava leave powder or decoction prepared from guava leave powder (0.5 g/kg, 1.0 g/kg and 2.0 g/kg bwt). The increased concentration of tannin, saponin and phenol was noticed in the phytochemical analysis of guava leaves. Temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate were within the normal range in goats with nonspecific diarrhoea. No significant difference in haematology and serum biochemistry of affected and control animals. Rumen fluid of affected goats was green to greenish brown colour, semi liquid to liquid consistency, aromatic in odour. The pH, protozoal motility, methylene blue dye reduction test (MBRT) and total acidity of rumen fluid did not show significant difference between affected and control group animals. The treatment of nonspecific diarrhoea in goats with guava leaf powder @ 1-2 g /kg bwt orally either in the form of powder or decoction for 3 to 4 days of administration via orally was effective and the result was comparable with standard astringent treatment protocol using kaolin.
Pages: 3021-3024  |  527 Views  97 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Venkatesakumar Elumalai. Therapeutic evaluation of guava leaf powder in the management of nonspecific diarrhoea in goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 3021-3024.

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