Article Number: DRJBB346937658
Vol.4(5), pp.86-90, August 2018
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Original Research Article
In vitro studies of antibacterial properties of aqueous leaf extract of chrozophora senegalensis on sheep diarrhea
Antibacterial studies of aqueous leaf extract of Chrozophora senegalensis was conducted on bacterial isolate from sheep diarrhea using 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 mg/mL of the extract and neomycin at 10µg/mL as control. The isolates obtained were Salmonella, Shigella and Klebsiella spp. There was a dose dependent increase in sensitivity of all isolates to the extract, with the highest concentration being comparable to the neomycin at 10µg/mL. It was therefore concluded that the extract can be used as a remedy against bacterial diarrhea.
Keywords: Antibacterial, Diarrhoea, Chrozophora senegalensis, Sheep, pathogenic organisms