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Schroeder, I; Altreuther, G; Schimmel, A; Deplazes, P; Kok, D J; Schnyder, M; Krieger, K (2009). Efficacy of emodepside plus praziquantel tablets (Profender tablets for dogs) against mature and immature cestode infections in dogs. Parasitology Research, 105 Suppl 1:31-38.

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Abstract

The efficacy of a novel flavoured tablet formulation of emodepside plus praziquantel (Profender tablets for dogs) against intestinal cestodes was investigated in four randomised, blinded placebo-controlled dose confirmation studies in dogs experimentally infected with Echinococcus granulosus or E. multilocularis and in dogs naturally infected with Dipylidium caninum or Taenia spp. The tablets were used at the minimum recommended dose of 1 mg emodepside and 5 mg praziquantel per kg body weight. The studies demonstrated 100% efficacy against mature and immature E. granulosus and E. multilocularis and mature Taenia spp. and D. caninum. Additionally, one of the studies demonstrated non-interference of emodepside with the efficacy of praziquantel against D. caninum. No side effects of the treatment were observed. It is concluded that emodepside plus praziquantel tablets are safe and effective against mature and immature stages of E. granulosus and E. multilocularis and mature stages of Taenia spp. and D. caninum.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Parasitology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
600 Technology
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:25 Aug 2009 09:09
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 18:21
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0932-0113
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00436-009-1493-y
PubMed ID:19575223
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 5
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 9

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