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.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jensen, Lauritz A., "Efficacy of bunamidine hydrochloride against immature and mature stages of Echinococcus granulosus" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 7789.