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Pharmacological aspects of bunamidine dosing on dogs

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No doubt you would all be delighted to note when Mr MacIntyre opened this conference that our Minister of Lands is well aware of the economic loss resulting from disease in animals. He estimated the national loss for 1969 to be between $110 and $130 million. Now, about 5% of this loss can be attributed to hydatid disease. We should be thankful that man is a less attractive secondary host for Echinococcus granulosus than is the sheep, because hydatids is a horrible disease which can still be fatal. It affects some lives as well as many purses. Moreover, hydatid disease is very much our problem in that most of the countries that have better facilities for research in this field have little incentive for entering it. Immunotherapy might provide the best long-term approach, judging from M. A. Gemmell`s studies. Meanwhile the most practicable method of breaking the lifecycle seems to lie in eliminating the tapeworms from the primary host, the dog…

Keywords: Anthelmintics; Dog; Pharmacology

Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: August 1, 1972

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