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Nematode egg output and plasma concentration of ivermectin after its administration to red deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus)
  1. SJ Andrews,
  2. MM Ferrari,
  3. JD Pow and
  4. MB Lancaster

Abstract

Blood and faecal samples were analysed in a study to evaluate the use of ivermectin in red deer hinds (Cervus elaphus elaphus). It was demonstrated that ivermectin, when used at 400 micrograms/kg bodyweight, proved to be more efficient than 200 micrograms/kg bodyweight although positive worm egg counts together with the isolation of lungworm (Dictyocaulus species) larvae were recorded from hinds having received the anthelmintic at the higher dose.

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