In recent studies, a number of plant and shrub leave extracts have been examined for their anthelmintic effect in vitro that point to a number of interesting plant candidates with deworming potential. Amongst those, oak (Quercus spp.) leaves are particularly promising. The anthelmintic activity of walnut (Juglans regia) leaves coincides with ethnoveterinary reports where goat farmers (without any scientific proof) frequently use walnut (pericarp and leaves) as a deworming agent.
The objectives of the project are:
Both, the in vivo and the in vitro part of the study will be performed in the Département de la Drôme in the south of France. Extraction and characterisation of experimental self-medication feeds will be done by project partners at the University of Münster in Germany.
Coordination of the project, in-vivo and in-vitro experiments