Comparative Evaluation of Graded levels of Jatropha curcas oil and Eucalyptus globulus oil in the Treatment of Mange in Goat.

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The Society for the Conservation of Phytofuels and Sciences


The study evaluates the efficacy of Jatropha curcas oil and Eucalyptusglobulos oil in the treatment of Nine mange infected West African dwarf goat. The animals were randomized against the Treatments (A, B, C and D) in a Completely Randomized experiment for a 56 day period. Treatment A was the Control (without oil treatment), B was Ivomectin treated animals, C was 50% Jatropha oil + 50% Eucalyptus oil, D was 75% Jatropha oil + 25 % Eucalyptus oil. The goats were fed standard formulated diet and watered ad-libitum. Data collected include feed intake, weight gain and blood parameters. The results revealed significance differences among the feed intake. The highest feed intake was reported for Treatment C followed by B and the least was A. However, Treatment D was similar to B and C. The highest weight gain of animals on Treatments C and D (oil treatment) compared favourably with the (Ivomectin ) drug treated animals (Treatment B) but significantly heavier than the Control Treatment (without oil). Animals on the Control Treatment (A) had poor Red blood cell while the highest Packed Cell volume, Red blood cell heamoglobin and neutrophils showed that animals on Treatments B and C (oil treated ) responded well to the biological treatment. It could be concluded that the application of a combination of Jatropha oil and Eucalyptus oil holds a good promise in the treatment of mange in goat.



Jatropha oil, Eucalyptus oil, Menge, goat, feed intake, weight gain, blood indices