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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 283–286 | Cite as

Efficacy of eprinomectin against Toxocara vitulorum in calves

  • Hamza AvciogluEmail author
  • Ibrahim Balkaya
Brief Communication

Abstract

This study was made to investigate efficacy of eprinomectin pour-on against to Toxocara vitulorum in calves. In the study, 16 calves naturally infected with T. vitulorum were divided into two groups as treatment (eight calves) and control (eight calves). Eprinomectin (0.5 mg/kg, Eprinex®, Merial) was given to treatment group calves, and eggs per gramme were determined in the faeces on the day of pre-treatment and the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, 14th and 28th days of post-treatment. No side effects associated with nervous, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems were observed. In conclusion, eprinomectin was determined to be 100% effective against T. vitulorum. This is the first study to evaluate the efficacy of eprinomectin against a natural T. vitulorum infection in calves.

Keywords

Cattle Eprinomectin Toxocara vitulorum Treatment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAtatürk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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