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[The use of fenbendazole for controlling helminths in small zoo ruminants].

Authors
  • Barutzki, D
  • von Hegel, G
  • Schmid, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tierärztliche Praxis
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
137–143
Identifiers
PMID: 2763284
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

By means of coproscopical examination the anthelmintic efficacy of 5.0 mg fenbendazole/kg body weight and 0.714 mg/kg body weight, administered for seven consecutive days, was determined in three series of trials on small ruminants in the zoological gardens of Munich. Both doses proved to be highly effective against trichostrongylids; the egg output was reduced to an average of 100% and 80-100%, respectively. Despite of a partly lower efficiency after the multiple administration of a low level doses (7 x 0.714 mg fenbendazole/kg body weight) this is a sufficient and economical treatment for the control of the infestation with endoparasites in the - in this respect - difficult housing systems of zoological gardens.

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