Solution Use of aloe vera for deworming of the homestead cattle
Country India
Last update: 04/07/2006
Summary Cattle in rural areas are often suffered from infestation by different worms. Doctors usually prescribe some medicines which are costly. Hence farmers could not afford it and the situations become worsened. Use of aloe vera jelly mixed with molasses is very much effective in reducing the disease and economical and easily affordable to poor farmers.
Contributed by person details Mr. Subhra Saikat Roy (CI, TeleSupport India)
Challenge/Issue In the rural areas, the homestead cattle are often suffered from indigestion and other health problems due to infestation by worm. For deworming, the veterinary doctors usually prescribed some medicines; but sometimes farmers can not or does not afford the cost of those medicines and the cattle are left as such without any treatment, resulting in deterioration of their health, working ability and lactation (in case of cows). Sometimes the negligence from the part of farmer also aggravates such type of problem.
Method 1. Select succulent leavesCut it from the base.

2. Wash it in clean water.

3. Then collect the edible jelly portion within the leaves.

4. Mixed 100g of jelly with 15g of molasses to enhance the taste of aloe vera.

5. Administered orally each cattle at 3 months interval.
Lessons learned This is an effective and unique measure for deworming of cattle and can be recommended to the poor farmers, provided that aloe vera should be available in that particular location.

Aloe vera is a very common plant having wide adaptability for which growing few aloe vera plants in the homestead land or even in the backyard garden will be no more problematic for a farmer.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 311 Agriculture
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
6. General public/Opinion makers
3. Intermediary organisations
4. Research community
2.1 Production System 6. Livestock system
2.2 Production Chain 3. Pest & Disease Control
2.3 Commodity group Livestock
2.5a Agro-Ecology: Thermal zone 2: Subtropics
2.5b Agro-ecology: Altitude zone Mid-altitude
2.5c Agro-Ecology: Moisture zone 2. Sub-humid
3.2 Pollution-Environmental Protection 8. Treatment & control
Telesupport Themes Livestock
Stage Country Region Location
Apply India West Bengal All over the state
Role Organisation Acronym
Publisher organisation details Change Initiatives CI
Network Organisation organisation details TeleSupport India Network TeleSupport India
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