Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo) and Pomegranate peel (Punica granatum) have anthelmintic properties. the aim of this study was to compare the anthelmintic efficacy of pumpkin seeds ethanolic extract and pomegranate peel aqueous extract against Ascaridia galli in vitro and in vivo in Baladi chicks. On adult worms, the extracts of the two
herbs were compared in vitro at concentrations of 25, 50, and 75 mg/ml with fenbendazole at a concentration of
5 mg/ml. Chicks were infected with Ascaridia galli eggs containing second stage larva and treated with 2000 mg/
kg of each of the extracts compared with 100 mg/kg fenbendazole. In vitro, all concentrations of pumpkin seed
extract and the concentration of 75 mg/ml pomegranate peel extract exhibited a nearly similar effect to fenbendazole.
In vivo, the mortality rate of the worms extracted from the 2000 mg/kg pumpkin seeds extract-treated
chicken was non-significantly different from that of fenbendazole for 48 h. While pomegranate peels extract
exhibited a lower lethal effect than fenbendazole. The anthelmintic efficacy was dependent on time and concentration.
The study presented the anthelmintic efficacy of the pumpkin seeds and pomegranate peel extracts
on Ascaridia galli. Pumpkin seed extract was more effective than pomegranate peel extract. Future studies to
determine the optimal dose to maximize their effectiveness especially for pumpkin seeds as anthelmintic therapeutic