Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2017)
Evaluation of wound healing properties of neem (Azadirachta indica) in dogs
Author(s): Basanta Raj Wagle and Dipesh Kumar Chetri
Abstract: This study was conducted on 14 healthy dogs to assess the efficacy of topical neem (Azadirachta indica) powder on wound healing. Wound was made on right flank skin by surgical procedure and was treated with either crude neem or Neosporin antibiotics as standard control twice a day for 5 days (N=7/treatment). Degree of healing was evaluated on fifth day of surgery based on wound healing protocol of WSPA and hematology. The data were analyzed by one way ANOVA. The mean of clinical score of wound healing was not significantly different (P>0.05) between Neosporin (4.17±0.79) and neem (3.97±0.53). Fibrinogen, neutrophil and monocyte level for neem and Neosporin were not significantly different (P>0.05). Neem demonstrate a good alternative for wound management in dog and seems as effective as commercial antibiotics (Neosporin) but further investigations with histopathology of tissue is warranted for detail examination of healing activities.
How to cite this article:
Basanta Raj Wagle and Dipesh Kumar Chetri. Evaluation of wound healing properties of neem (Azadirachta indica) in dogs. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(4): 05-07.