Effect of the anti-parasitic activity treated with conventional medicine-acupuncture

기생충증에 대한 전통의술(침술)의 치료효과 비교

  • Youn, Hee-Jeong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Noh, Jae-wuk (Shincheongbong Farm) ;
  • Oh, Hwa-gyun (Central Research Institute, Dept. of Chem. Lab., Taihan Sugar Industrial Co., LTD Korea) ;
  • Hong, Ki-ok (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Joo-myoung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yoon, Young-min (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 1997.10.27
  • Published : 1998.03.25

Abstract

To investigate the effect of acupuncture on bovine parasitosis, we first surveyed the prevalence of parasite by fecal sedimentation and floatation techniques, and Giemsa stain for blood parasites. Coccidia were the most frequent parasite(22.1%), which followed by Buxtonella sulcata. Others were very few. After acupuncture, infection rates of Coccidia and B sulcata started to decrease at 1 day after acupuncture(DAA) and reduced to 5.3% and 0% at 7 and 21 DAA, respectively. In comparison between treated and control groups, due to small sample number, statistical evaluation was impossible. But diarrhea of treated group was slightly decreased, while, haemoparasites infection rate is decreased in control group. To gain the confident result of acupuncture effect, the more investigation is needed.