Tag Archives: Moxidectin

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 »

Canine Heartworm Disease: Ancillary Therapy

Corticosteroids The anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects inherent to corticosteroids are useful for treatment of some aspects of HWD. Prednisone, the steroid most often advocated, reduces pulmonary arteritis but actually worsens the proliferative vascular lesions of HWD, diminishes pulmonary arterial flow, and reduces the effectiveness of thiacetarsemide. For these reasons, corticosteroids are indicated in heartworm disease… Read More »

Treatment of Cutaneous Habronemiasis

Antiinflammatory Drugs Because a hypersensitivity reaction to the larvae is believed to be one of the major causes in the pathogenesis of this skin disease, treatment usually involves some form of either topical or systemic steroid therapy. The most common steroids used in topical preparation are dexamethasone and triamcinolone. These steroids are most commonly combined… Read More »

Advocate [imidacloprid / moxidectin] for Dogs, Cats, & Ferrets

Active substance / Generic: Imidacloprid / Moxidectin Scientific Discussion This medicine is approved for use in the European Union Name of the medicinal product: Advocate Marketing Authorisation Holder: Bayer HealthCare AG 51368 Leverkusen Germany Active substances: Imidacloprid & moxidectin Pharmaco-therapeutic group: (ATC-vet Code): Therapeutic antiparasitic agent QP54AB52 Therapeutic indication(s): Dogs: For dogs suffering from, or… Read More »

Parasites of the Skin, Subcutaneous and Connective Tissue

Nematodes ACANTHOCHEILONEMA RECONDITUM • Distributed in areas of Europe, Africa, and North America in canids; low significance except for need to differentiate from microfilariae of D. immitis. Life Cycle • Indirect. • Intermediate host: fleas (Ctenocephalids felis, C. canis, Pulex irritans); also, ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and lice (Heterodoxus spiniger). • Adults produce microfilariae (mff) that… Read More »