Efficacy of Three Anti-helminthics against Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus in Private Farm Swine

  • Kenia Milagro Sebasco Rodríguez Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Darién Nápoles Vega Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Juan Diego Mencho Ponce Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Yunaisy Guerra Llorens Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba

Resumen

Three antihelminthic agents were evaluated to treat swine infested by M. hirudinaceous in a private cooperative. Feces were sampled out of 215 swine between the ages of 4 and 10 months and processed by the sedimentation helminth-ovoscopic technique to find out animals infested by this acantocephalid. Parasite-infested swine were dis- tributed in three groups with 50 individuals each. Group 1 received a weekly intramuscular dose of levamizole at

10 %; group 2 was also weekly treated with a subcutaneous dose of ivermectin at 1 %; and group 3, was orally ad- ministered Praziquantel every week. The data were processed by the statistical package SPSS (version 15.0). Two independent  samples  were applied  Mann-Whitney´s  non-parametric  U test to detect treatment  interrelation.  Fre- quency results were graphically expressed in percents. The prevalence ratio was 69,7 %. The three anti-helminthic agents were effective; however, ivermectin and Praziquantel reached higher null-infestation percentages with only one dose compared to levamizole. A follow-up study comprising P.M. examination of swine is recommended.

Publicado
2018-10-15
Cómo citar
Sebasco Rodríguez, K. M., Nápoles Vega, D., Mencho Ponce, J. D., & Guerra Llorens, Y. (2018). Efficacy of Three Anti-helminthics against Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus in Private Farm Swine. Revista De Producción Animal, 25(1), 35-40. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/rpa/article/view/2520
Sección
Salud Animal

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