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Helminth control in kennels: is the combination of milbemycin oxime and praziquantel a right choice?

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
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Title
Helminth control in kennels: is the combination of milbemycin oxime and praziquantel a right choice?
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Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0647-2
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Laura Rinaldi, Saverio Pennacchio, Vincenzo Musella, Maria Maurelli, Francesco La Torre, Giuseppe Cringoli

Abstract

BackgroundKennel dogs are at the high risk of infections with intestinal and extra-intestinal helminths. Therefore, regular parasitological surveillance, appropriate treatment strategies and high quality standard of hygiene are required to guarantee the health and welfare of kennel dogs. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of helminth control in kennels using different broad-spectrum anthelmintics that are routinely used in canine veterinary practice. Particular attention was given to the field efficacy and ease-of-use of each product.MethodsThe study was conducted in 3 public kennels in the Campania region (southern Italy). Eighteen boxes from each of the three kennels were selected for treatment based on faecal egg counts (FECs) at Day ¿30. The treatments were conducted using tablets containing combinations of: i) milbemycin oxime and praziquantel (Milbemax®); ii) pyrantel embonate, febantel and praziquantel (Drontal Plus Flavour®), and; iii) pyrantel pamoate, oxantel pamoate and praziquantel (Nemex® POP). All dogs were treated on Day 0 and sampled on Days 0, 7, 14 and 21 for copromicroscopic analyses. The FLOTAC dual technique on pooled samples was used with efficacy determined by reduction in FECs.ResultsAt Day ¿30 intestinal nematodes (hookworms, Toxocara, Trichuris) and cestodes (Dypilidium caninum) were found. Milbemax® showed 100% efficacy against all the helminths in all the kennels. Drontal Plus Flavour® was 100% effective against hookworms in all the kennels but gave lower efficacy against T. canis (range¿=¿97.1-100%) and T. vulpis (range¿=¿95.6-100%). Nemex® POP was also 100% effective against hookworms in all kennels but less effective against T. canis (range¿=¿95.7-100%) and T. vulpis (range¿=¿95.7-100%). All three drugs were 100% effective against D.caninum.ConclusionsMilbemax®was fully effective against all the helminthes and was palatable and ease-of-use for all the dogs. It is the optimum choice for the treatment and prevention of helminth infections in kennel dogs under field conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 32%
Student > Bachelor 4 21%
Researcher 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 16%

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