<em>Caesalpinia coriaria</em> fruits and leaves extracts possess <em>in vitro</em> ovicidal activity against <em>Haemonchus contortus</em> and <em>Haemonchus placei</em>

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Rolando Rojo-Rubio
Manases González-Cortazar
Agustín Olmedo-Juárez
Alejandro Zamilpa
Javier Arece-García
German David Mendoza-Martínez
Héctor Aarón Lee-Rangel
José Fernando Vázquez-Armijo
Pedro Mendoza-de Gives


Veterinaria México OA
ISSN: 2448-6760

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  • Rojo-Rubio R, González-Cortazar M, Olmedo-Juárez A, Zamilpa A, Arece-García J, Mendoza-Martínez GD, Lee-Rangel HA, Vázquez-Armijo JF, Mendoza-de Gives P. Caesalpinia coriaria fruits and leaves extracts possess in vitro ovicidal activity against Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchus placei. Veterinaria México OA. 2019;6(4). doi: 10.22201/fmvz.24486760e.2019.4.601.

The ovicidal effect of hydro-alcoholic extracts from mature fruits and dried leaves of the Caesalpinia coriariatree, against Haemonchus contortus and H. placei was evaluated by the egg hatching inhibition test (EHIT). Secondary compounds within the extracts were identified by high performance liquid chromatography. Five extract concentrations were assessed in the inhibition tests (25.0, 12.5, 6.2, 3.1 and 1.5 mg/mL), using distilled water and Thiabendazole (0.5 mg/mL) as negative and positive controls, respectively. The results were analysed under a 2 × 2 × 6 completely randomized factorial design, and mean differences were established by the Tukey’s post hoc test. The 50% (EC50) and 90% (EC90) effective concentrations for each extract were determined using a Probit analysis.A concentration-dependent ovicidal effect of hydro-alcoholic extracts from both leaves and fruits was observed, reaching a 100% efficacy against both nematode species with the 25.0 mg/mL concentration (p < 0.05). The EC50 for the fruit and leaves extracts were established as 1.63 and 3.91 mg/mL, and as 3.98 and 11.68 mg/mL, against H. contortus and H. placei, respectively. The most important secondary compounds identified in extracts were free-condensed tannins, gallic acid and methyl-gallate.In conclusion,hydro-alcoholic extracts from C. coriaria mature fruits and dried leaves inhibit in vitro egg hatching of H. contortus and H. placei.

Haemonchus secondary compounds tannins gallic acid Caesalpinia coriaria

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Agustín Olmedo-Juárez, Centro Nacional de Investigación Disciplinaria en Salud Animal e Inocuidad, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Agrícolas y Pecuarias, Jiutepec, Morelos, México.




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