Ethnobotanical Dewormer Composition for Free Range Native Chickens

  • Bede P Ozaraga College of Veterinary Medicine Capiz State University
  • Ma. Sylvia I Ozaraga College of Veterinary Medicine Capiz State University
  • Maryneth B Barrios College of Veterinary Medicine Capiz State University
Keywords: ethnobotanica, dewormer, darag, ipil-ipil seeds, betel nut, combined ethnobotanical anthelmintic


Study was conducted at the Darag Native Chicken Sub-station at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Capiz State University, Dumarao, Capiz from October 2011 to March 2012. Generally, it aimed to determine the efficacy of combined formulated ethnobotanical anthelmintics and to compare its efficacy with the commercial anthelmintic. A total of seventy five (75) undewormed Darag native chickens aging from 5 months old and above were used as experimental animals in each study. Experimental animals were divided into 5 treatments with 3 replications having 5 chickens per replicate. Results of the study revealed that the use of combined formulated ethnobotanical specifically 2 g/kg BW of formulated Ipil-ipil and Betel nut was found to be effective in treating roundworms of Darag native chickens and was comparable with the effect of commercial dewormer. The cost of Ethnobotanical Anthelmintic per kg is PhP 70.00 while the Commercial Dewormer is PhP 1,200.00. This project is part of the research program entitled “Development of Sustainable Production System for the Darag Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus Linn.) in Western Visayas”.