Equine histoplasmosis: Treatment trial in cart horses in Central Ethiopia

Birhanu Hadush, Gobena Ameni, Girmay Medhin

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Therapeutic effects of Sodium Iodide (NaI), Potassium Iodide (KI), ground berries of "Endod" (Phytolacca dodecandra) and Penstrip were evaluated on 70 cases of equine hitoplasmosis (EH). Response to each treatment was assessed using clinical examination of the lesions. Statistically significant difference (P=0.0036) in therapeutic effect was observed among the different remedies. Cases treated either with a combination of NaI and Penstrip (F=6.34, P=0.004) or "Endod" and Penstrip (F=3.64, P=0.031) demonstrated significant response. The difference in response to treatment between early and advanced cases of EH was statistically significant (t=2.22, P=0.0148).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalTropical Animal Health and Production
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • 'Endod'
  • Equine histoplasmosis
  • Ethiopia
  • Iodides
  • Treatment trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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