Neem tree (Azadirachta indica
) is considered by many cultures to be a divine tree, which is a member of the Meliaceae
family. Neem has been used for more than 4,500 years to treat various ailments in traditional Indian medicine. Over 140 different chemical compounds have been isolated from different parts of the neem tree.
: Neem contain high amounts of tannins and saponins, which can be toxic to poultry if consumed in high enough quantities. In chicks, the LD50 for aqueous extracts is 4800 mg/kg BW.
: May be of benefit for chickens suffering from Coccidiosis
caused by infection with Eimeria tenella
Red poultry mite Control
Neem seed extract can be dilated with water (1:40) to develop a high kill rate product against red poultry mites, if they come into direct contact with the compound.
: A. indica
seed kernel extracts showed in vitro
antiviral activity against duck plague virus.
: The bark from A. indica
is used for wound healing by rural farmers for livestock in Tikamgarh District in Bundelkhand, India. 500g of A. indica
bark and 250g bark of Acacia nilotica
are grinded and mixed with water to obtain a paste, which is applied over wounds.