Anthelmintic Activity of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) Pulp against Gastrointestinal Parasite and Its Potential in Rumen Microbial Manipulation in Growing Goat

Marjorie A. Licatan


The study determines the anthelmintic potential and antibacterial property of ginger pulp supplementation in different levels in growing goats. Experiment 1 determines the anthelmintic potential of ginger pulp, comparing the effect of 1% and 2% level of ginger pulp in the concentrate mix (T1) and (T2) with the control group. Experiment 2 evaluates the antibacterial property of ginger pulp as a potential feed component for rumen microbial manipulation and its effect on the performance of growing kids. Three dietary treatments were used in which the control (without ginger pulp) was compared with two levels of ginger pulp (1% and 2% ) in the concentrated mix (T0).

There were significant differences in egg per gram feces (EPG) among treatments after ginger pulp feeding for 7 days; those fed with ginger pulp, either at 1% or 2% of the concentrated mix have significantly lower EPG than those without (T0). There was no significant difference in the rumen bacterial count. Voluntary dry matter intake of both the basal and total diet also show no significant differences among treatments. However, based on the mean values, a decreased in rumen bacterial count and voluntary intake was observed. Lastly, there is a significant difference on cumulative weight gain among treatments--great reduction is observed with ginger pulp feeding while that of the control group had increased.

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