Tag Archives: Diethylcarbamazine

Diagnosis of Canine Heartworm Disease

Microfilariol Detection Ideally the diagnosis is made by routine evaluation prior to the onset of symptoms (i.e., HWD). Dogs in areas in which heart-worms are endemic should undergo a heartworm test yearly, particularly if on no heartworm preventative or if diethylcar-bamazine is used (see discussion of controversies, following). This was accomplished most commonly in the… Read More »

The Medical Management Of Heartworm Infection

The medical management of heartworm infection is complex because of the complicated parasite life cycle, the marked variability in clinical manifestations and severity of HWD, prophylactic considerations, adulticidal and microfilaricidal considerations, and the relative toxicity and complications associated with adulticidal therapy. For these reasons, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heartworm infection remains a challenge… Read More »

Diethylcarbamazine Citrate

Chemistry A piperazine derivative, diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) occurs as a white, slightly hygroscopic, crystalline powder that is either odorless or has a slight odor and a melting point of approximately 138°C. It is very soluble in water and slightly soluble (1 gram in 35 ml) in alcohol. Storage – Stability – Compatibility Unless otherwise specified… Read More »