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Treatment of Fasciola hepatica infection in horses with triclabendazole
  1. L Rubilar,
  2. A Cabreira and
  3. L Giacaman
  1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Concepcion, Chile.

Abstract

Thirteen thoroughbred foals with an adult infection and a presumed immature infection with Fasciola hepatica were treated with 12 mg triclabendazole/kg bodyweight. The absence of eggs from samples of faeces examined at intervals up to 110 days after treatment showed that all the animals were cured. In a second trial the same dose of triclabendazole cured 11 of 12 foals whereas nitroxynil at 7 mg/kg cured only six of 12 foals. No side effects were observed after treatment.

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