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

Background

This study was performed to investigate the efficacy of a morantel–abamectin combination for the treatment of macrocyclic lactone (ML)-resistant Parascaris spp. infections in foals.

Methods

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.

Results & Conclusion

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)85-88
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume95
Issue number3
Early online dateFeb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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