Antiparasitic efficacy of piperine against Argulus spp. on Carassius auratus (Linn. 1758): in vitro and in vivo study

@article{Kumar2012AntiparasiticEO,
  title={Antiparasitic efficacy of piperine against Argulus spp. on Carassius auratus (Linn. 1758): in vitro and in vivo study},
  author={Abhay Kumar and Ram Prakash Raman and K. Nawneet Kumar and Pramod Kumar Pandey and V. Barath Kumar and Snatashree Mohanty and Saurav Kumar},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={111},
  pages={2071-2076}
}
Argulus are common aquatic ectoparasites that create one of the major threats to aquaculture due to absence of suitable therapy. Piperine, a bioactive component of Piper longum, has medicinal properties and acts as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal, considering eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. The present study aimed to evaluate antiparasitic effect of piperine against an ectoparasite Argulus spp. on Carassius auratus. Artificial Argulus infection was carried out by… CONTINUE READING

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