Natural Substances as New Potential Strategies for the Treatment of Leishmaniosisin Dogs
De Vito Virginia, Helen Owen, Amnart Poapolathep and Giorgi Mario
DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2017.169.175
American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 12, Issue 3
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the protozoan parasites Leishmania, infecting numerous mammal species. Canine leishmaniasis is potentially zoonotic and causes severe fatal disease in dogs. The discovery of new natural products extracted from medicinal plants or compounds derived from them, such as quercetin, hesperidin, vitamin c, horse chestnut extract and selenium could represent a valuable source of new medicinal agents for treating leishmaniasis in dogs.
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