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Tests Prove Limitations of Deworming Drugs for Camelids

Many llamas and alpacas suffer from sometimes fatal worm-related illnesses because they receive ineffective doses of dewormer medications that are based on doses given to other species, such as sheep and cattle. Researchers from the University of Georgia tested two drugs, moxidectin and morantel tartrate, on an alpaca farm in Georgia and found that injectable moxidectin is less suitable for treatment of camelid worms than oral moxidectin. Further, the research identified the limitations of morantel tartrate as a sole therapeutic agent. This research will enable owners and veterinarians to make more informed decisions when deworming llamas and alpacas. (D09LA-005)

 


Posted by MAFon July 8, 2011.

Categories: Animal health, Animal studies, Llama health

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