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Small ruminants in the Sahel. © Cirad, Sophie Molia

Acacia leaves to treat gastro-intestinal parasites in Sahelian sheep

Gastro-intestinal parasites are a major threat to small ruminants raised under field conditions. In the Sahel, livestock farmers have traditionally used medicinal plants such as acacia to manage parasite infections in sheep. Researchers at INERA+ and partner institutions++ have recently assessed the effectiveness of the leaves of local acacia species against these parasites. Their findings will be used to create sheep-feed recommendations for livestock farmers. The findings were published as a part of Geneviève Zabré’s doctoral thesis, presented on 12 June 2018.

  • Biofilm mixte de Lactococcus lactis (coques jaunes) et de Listeria monocytogenes (bâtonnets roses), observé en microscopie électronique à balayage.. © inra, Thierry MEYLHEUC
  • Supermarché. © MAITRE Christophe
  • Ciel d'orage en Eure et Loir.. © INRA, WEBER Jean
  • Floating market.. © INRA, Chloé Le Bastard
  • Céréales et tournesols fleuris sur fond de ciel.. © INRA, BEGUEY Alain