A DEWORMER made from extracts of Makahiya (Mimosa pudica), caimito and Makabuhay (Tinosphora rumphii) has been developed for goats, packaged into 500 mg capsules by Dr. Tomas J. Fernandez of the Visayas State University in Baybay City, Leyte.
MOST HARMFUL PARASITE – The dewormer can control Haemonchus contortus, the most harmful parasite in goats that attaches itself to the goat’s stomach and feeds on its blood, thereby causing anemia and ultimately death of the animal if left untreated.
VERY EFFECTIVE – The MCM (Makahiya-Caimito-Makabuhay) dewormer was proven effective as it contains anthraquinones and flavonoids which kill adult stages of the parasite; alkaloid, which purges the dead worms through the feces; and tannin which heals traumatic lesions inside the goat’s stomach.
NO SIDE EFFECTS – The dewormer has been proven to have no side effects and can thus be given to pregnant does and rid them of parasites before they give birth. Since it is all natural, it does not contribute to anthelmintic resistance, a problem plaguing the industry caused by the overuse of chemical drenches in the past, particularly albendazole.
MAYBE, those who are interested in the dewormer should write Dr. Tomas J. Fernandez regarding where the product is available. He is with the Visayas State University in Baybay, Leyte.