Parasitology Research

, Volume 97, Supplement 1, pp S65–S69 | Cite as

Effects of a combinations of emodepside and praziquantel on parasites of reptiles and rodents

  • H. Mehlhorn
  • G. Schmahl
  • M. Frese
  • I. Mevissen
  • A. Harder
  • K. Krieger
Original Paper

Abstract

A new combination of two anthelmintic compounds containing emodepside and praziquantel (Profender® , Bayer AG, Levekusen, Germany) was tested in pet rodents and reptiles. Topical application of the two compounds led to the quick disappearance of nematodes and cestodes from a broad spectrum of hosts including mice, jirds, snakes, anole lizards, turtles, monitor lizards, etc. In reptiles the dosage had to be increased, since the thick outer layer of the epidermis hinders the penetration of the compounds. In animals with an extremely thick epidermis (e.g. monitor lizards, leguans) the new product was applied under the armpits.

Keywords

Praziquantel Trichuris Emodepside Bearded Dragon Profender 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mehlhorn
    • 1
  • G. Schmahl
    • 1
  • M. Frese
    • 1
  • I. Mevissen
    • 1
  • A. Harder
    • 2
  • K. Krieger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Zoomorphology, Cytology and ParasitologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Bayer HealthCare AGAnimal Health Division, R&D ParasiticidesLeverkusenGermany

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