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Natural Substances as New Potential Strategies for the Treatment of Leishmaniosisin Dogs

De Vito Virginia1, Helen Owen2, Amnart Poapolathep3 and Giorgi Mario4
  • 1 University of Sassari, Italy
  • 2 University of Queensland, Australia
  • 3 Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • 4 University of Pisa, Italy

Abstract

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.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 12 No. 3, 2017, 169-175

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2017.169.175

Submitted On: 10 May 2017 Published On: 6 September 2017

How to Cite: Virginia, D. V., Owen, H., Poapolathep, A. & Mario, G. (2017). Natural Substances as New Potential Strategies for the Treatment of Leishmaniosisin Dogs. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 12(3), 169-175. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2017.169.175

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Keywords

  • Leishmaniasis
  • Dog
  • Quercetin
  • Hesperidin
  • Vitamin C
  • Horse Chestnut Extract
  • Selenium