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Efficacy of an in-feed preparation of ivermectin against helminths in the European wild boar.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14648206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The wild boar is one of Europe's most popular game species and its densities are increasing. Management tools such as farm breeding, supplementary feeding, and translocations are more frequently employed and anthelmintics are increasingly used in game farms and translocations. Here, we report the results of a controlled slaughter study on the efficacy of an in-feed preparation of ivermectin in European wild boars naturally infected with various helminths. The efficacy of ivermectin against adult stages of Metastrongylus sp., Ascaris suum, Ascarops strongylina, Physocephalus sexalatus, and Simondsia paradoxa was 100%. Its efficacy against Oesophagostomum dentatum was 85.1%. There was no sufficient effect on Globocephalus urosubulatus, Trichuris suis, and Capillaria garfiai. The egg reduction in the treated group ( n=12) was 100% 6 days after the treatment. The importance of parasite surveillance and the application of anthelmintic treatments to wild boars in game farms or during translocations are discussed. We conclude that any attempt at helminth treatment in wild boars should consider the addition of a second compound with a more consistent effect on trichurids and other helminths.
Authors:
Isabel G Fernandez-de-Mera; Joaquín Vicente; Christian Gortazar; Ursula Höfle; Yolanda Fierro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2003-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology research     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0932-0113     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Res.     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-27     Completed Date:  2004-04-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703571     Medline TA:  Parasitol Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Research Institute on Game Biology (IREC, CSIC-UCLM), P.O. Box 535, 13080, Ciudad Real, Spain. mariaisabel.garcia@uclm.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Administration, Oral
Animal Feed
Animals
Anthelmintics / administration & dosage*
Europe
Helminthiasis, Animal / drug therapy*,  parasitology
Helminths / classification,  drug effects
Ivermectin / administration & dosage*
Parasite Egg Count
Sus scrofa / parasitology*
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 70288-86-7/Ivermectin

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