keywords: Antimicrobial agent, bacteria, Clarias gariepinus, ethanol extracts, visceral organs
The use of raw visceral organs of fish for the treatment of wounds is common practice among local fishers in northern Nigeria. This preliminary study was carried out in order to scientifically assess the antimicrobial activities of visceral organs (VO) of Clarias gariepinus on some common Bacteria that were usually isolated from human wounds: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus pyogenes, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The VO were dried, ground into powder and prepared at concentration of 300 and 500 mg/ml. The phytochemical (zoochemical) analyses were done.