Efficacy of a morantel-abamectin combination for the treatment of resistant ascarids in foals

Edwina Wilkes, F F McConaghy, Renee Thompson, K Dawson, Nicholas Sangster, Kristopher Hughes

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Abstract

This study was performed to investigate the efficacy of a morantel-abamectin combination for the treatment of macrocyclic lactone-resistant Parascaris spp. infections in foals. Foals on five properties with a Parascaris faecal egg count (FEC) >50 eggs per gram were used to estimate the FEC reduction (FECR) and efficacy of the anthelmintic combination. On all properties, resistance to ivermectin and abamectin was present, and the Parascaris FECR in foals administered the morantel-abamectin combination was >99%, indicating that this combination effectively controlled ML-resistant parasites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume95
Issue number3
Early online dateFeb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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