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Traditional Medicine for Mastitis in Goats

INCREINDO - In general, if livestock are sick, they will treat them by buying patent medicines from livestock stores. Even though we can still make our own traditional medicines for our livestock diseases. This time we will share a little information about traditional mastitis medicine.

Mastitis is a disease that often infects dairy goats in their udders. Prevention, control, and treatment of this disease or internal inflammation of the glands caused by bacteria in Latin, namely: Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus epidermis and Staphylococcus aerus. Generally, the nipples of goats and livestock are immersed in a liquid containing a chemical disinfectant or anti-microbial liquid. This is done to reduce the number of bad bacteria or mastitis pathogens. This anti-microbial liquid consists of a composition of phenol, alcohol, chlorine, dyes, sulfanamides, and contains salts that are easy to damage the structure of livestock skin. If we look at the use of this anti-microbial liquid, it is quite expensive.

But today, in the age of organic farming and animal husbandry technology, it demands that we look for food that is safe for human survival. For that we can replace the anti-microbial liquid, with a natural anti-microbial liquid, namely by utilizing extracts and decoctions from betel leaves. As we know this betel plant has become an herbal plant that has been used by our society for herbal medicine for generations.

Iyep Komala, who is a lecturer at the Bogor Agricultural Institute, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, has researched the use of this natural anti-microbial liquid to replace chemical anti-microbial liquid. Prevention and treatment of mastitis by dipping the extract from betel leaf which we usually use at a concentration of about 25% or 50%. From the results of research that has been carried out for the concentration of extracts from betel leaf 25% and 50%, it turns out that it can kill bacteria that cause mastitis in dairy goats up to 99%. And so is the use of betel leaf boiled water.

According to Bpk Lecturer, Bpk Iyep Komala, the essential oil contained in the betel leaf contains and contains fly oil or so-called bethelphenol, sesquiterpene, starch, attache, sugar and chavicol which have the power to kill germs, are antioxidative and anti-fungal. The interesting thing is that essential oils are quite cheap.

The use of betel leaf extract or betel leaf decoction as a cure for mastitis by dipping the nipples has a strong basis because it contains essential oils and has anti-microbial activity or activity.

How To Make Betel Leaf Extract For Masitis Traditional Medicine

How to extract betel leaf using alcohol and aquadest. Next, put the betel leaf extract liquid into a container or container with a size of 250 ml, then dip the nipples of goats or cattle into it. This immersion can be done for 30 seconds to 1 minute, 2 times a day, after milking the goat or cow.

By using a decoction of betel leaf is done in the following way:

Use clean water that does not contain chlorine about 750 ml.

The betel leaf used is green or yellow betel leaf, about 7 to 10 pieces

Then boil the betel leaves until the boiled water looks greenish, by heating it to about 75 degrees Celsius.

We make sure the color of the water is not thick and does not thicken.

Then enter the boiled water of betel leaf into the container that we have provided, then let it cool.

 How to use Betel leaf extract as a traditional medicine for mastitis.

Clean the nipple first using pelican cream or Vaseline. We do this cleaning so that anti-microbials can enter.

Then put the boiled water into a glass with a size of about 250 ml.

Next, we dip it into the putting of the goat or cow boiled betel leaf, dip it for about 3o seconds to 1 minute.

The application or this immersion activity, we do 2 times in one day, is done after milking the milk.

In addition to the above method, we can also do it by injecting it into the nipples of our livestock. If cattle or goats have been proven to be infected with mastitis.

The injection method is as follows:

We use a syringe or spet, throw away the needle.

Then we fill the syringe with betel leaf liquid.

Massage the nipple area, so that the anti-microbial liquid can spread to all parts of the nipple.

Next about 1 minute we wait, after that, remove it again by massaging towards the putting hole.

We also do this application twice a day after milking.