Abstract

A study was conducted to determine the efficacy of bunamidine hydrochloride against the immature and mature stages of Echinococcus granulosus found in Utah. Twenty-seven dogs were obtained from local animal shelters and experimentally infected with the parasite. The drug was given at dosage levels of 25 mg/kg to 50 mg/kg of bodyweight. It was from 85.9 to 98.8% effective against the immature stage, and 100% effective against the adult stage. The results suggest that this drug can feasibly be used under field conditions where hydatid disease is endemic.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Life Sciences; Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Rights

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Date Submitted

1975-12-11

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd208

Keywords

Pesticides; Tapeworms

Language

English

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