, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 127–132 | Cite as

Anti-inflammatory activity of emu oils in rats

  • J. M. Snowden
  • M. W. Whitehouse
Short Communication


The anti-inflammatory activities of five different preparations of emu (Dromais Novae-Hollandiae) oil, applied topically, have been examined using an experimental polyarthritis- in rats. Four of the preparations were found to be active against adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. The efficacies of the emu oils acting transdermally are compared with that of orally administered ibuprofen (40 mg/kg).


anti-inflammatory emu oil arthritis ibuprofen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Snowden
    • 1
  • M. W. Whitehouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Agriculture Western AustraliaBaron-Hay CourtSouth Perth
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Queensland, Princess Alexandra HospitalBrisbaneAustralia

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