THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF PLANT EXTRACTS IN THE TREATMENT OF BOVINE ENDOMETRITIS
The therapeutic efficacy of plant extracts in the treatment of acute endometritis and uterus involution was evaluated. Extracts from Garlic (Allium sativum, L), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, Labill.), and Gordolobo (Gnaphalium conoideum, H.B.K) were applied as intrauterine infusions to 45 Holstein cows divided in 3 groups. Treatment was repeated every 48 hours until clinical response was observed. Results were based on: number of treatments needed, days to first visible oestrus postpartum, days open and conception rate. Statistical analysis of the results showed garlic was the most effective. Eucalyptus extract was also effective but more treatments were needed. No significant differences were found for conception rate among the three groups, however high significance (P<.01) was found favoring Garlic vs. Gordolobo with regard to first visible oestrus and days open.
Esparza-Borges, H. and Ortiz-Márquez, A. (1996). THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF PLANT EXTRACTS IN THE TREATMENT OF BOVINE ENDOMETRITIS. Acta Hortic. 426, 39-46