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Ixodid ticks of traditionally managed cattle in central Nigeria: where Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus does not dare (yet?)
The presence of a broad variety of cattle tick species is ascertained, most of which are of veterinary importance, in an area of central Nigeria where acaricides have not been used historically, and suggestions for tick control in the area are considered. Expand
Tick-borne pathogens of zoonotic and veterinary importance in Nigerian cattle
The molecular approach employed allowed the diagnosis of numerous positive cases including carrier statuses, multiple infections and novel pathogen detections within the indigenous cattle population and enabled the detection of veterinary agents not only pertaining to bovine health, including also those of zoonotic importance. Expand
Hypoglycaemic activity of Ocimum gratissimum in rats.
The hypoglycaemic effect of the methanolic extract of Ocimum gratissimum leaves was evaluated in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats and significantly reduced plasma levels. Expand
Antitrypanosomal and haematological effects of selected Nigerian medicinal plants in Wistar rats
Differences in the composition of various phytochemical of these plants could be responsible for the varied antitrypanosomal activities of rats infected with T.b. brucei. Expand
Studies on possible protection against snake venom using Mucuna pruriens protein immunization
The single injection of the antibody preparation produced a high and sustained immune response with high survival rates of treated animals and neutralizing ability of circulating antibodies was assessed. Expand
Rickettsia africae in Amblyomma variegatum Ticks, Uganda and Nigeria
To determine the potential risk for human infection by screening for rickettsial DNA in A. variegatum ticks from cattle in Uganda and Nigeria, a convenience sample was obtained as part of other ongoing research projects in both countries. Expand
Canine and ovine tick-borne pathogens in camels, Nigeria
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Evaluation of the antitrypanosomal activity of Cucumis metuliferus pulp extract in rabbits
The antitrypanosomal efficacy of different doses of Cucumis metuliferus pulp extract was investigated in rabbits and it showed significant increase in both PCV and body weight (P<0.05), which paved way for the development of drugs for the effective treatment of African trypanosomiasis. Expand
Antitrypanosomal effect of the aqueous extract of Brassica oleracea.
The in vitro antitrypanosomal activity of the aqueous extract of Brassica oleracea, was investigated in Trypanosoma brucei brucei 'Lafia' strain. The extract was found to be effective by immobilizingExpand
Preliminary evaluation for anti-trypanosomal activity of aqueous stem bark extract of Crossopteryx febrifuga in Trypanosoma congolense - infected rats
Although the plant may be used locally in combination with other plants or ingredients or even other orthodox drugs, further work is needed to fully assess the claim of the use of Crossopteryx febrifuga stem bark in the management or treatment of animal trypanosomiasis. Expand