Deworming pill

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

GOAT RAISERS in the Philippines have discovered that ipil-ipil (Leucaena leucocephala), which has been planted in several parts of the world including India, and is a panacea for environmental ills, from soil degradation to fuelwood and fodder shortages, can also deworm goats. Young seeds ground into a paste and mixed with water, when fed to goats, rearers find, act as a laxative, flushing out stomach worms such as ascaris. (Sustainable Agriculture Newsletter, Vol 3, No 1)

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