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Limited efficacy of levamisole against adults of Dirofilaria immitis in a dog.

Authors
  • Barriga, O O
  • Andujar, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Jun 15, 1988
Volume
192
Issue
12
Pages
1743–1744
Identifiers
PMID: 3410792
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A dog with chronic dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria immitis) was given 15 doses of 12 or 24 mg of levamisole/kg of body weight in 6 treatments within 96 days. Concentration of microfilariae in the blood was determined before and after treatment, and Aedes triseriatus mosquitoes were fed on the dog 1 to 5 days after each treatment and examined for D immitis larvae. Several adult worms were recovered from the dog 160 days after the end of the treatments.

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