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Evaluation of the anthelminthic potential of traditional medicinal plant extracts
thesisposted on 28.10.2020, 12:35 by KALEHE LIYANAGE THARANGA DILRUKSHI JAYAWARDENE
Worm infestation causes significant financial losses in agricultural animals around the world and cause substantial economic loss due to human infection in developing countries. The development of resistance to antiparasitic drugs is an emerging problem in the livestock sector and highlights the urgent need for new anthelmintics with novel modes of action. Natural compounds from plants provide a unique opportunity in the search for new, effective and safe antiparasitic drugs. This thesis explores the antiparasitic activity of medicinal plant extracts used by the ancient healers in Malaysia in order to fasten the drug discovery to cater to the urgent needs of new drugs.