Anthelmintics: Clinical Pharmacology, Uses in Veterinary Medicine and Efficacy


William Quick (Editor)

Series: Veterinary Sciences and Medicine
BISAC: MED089000

Antiparasitic drugs (ATH) are important tools widely used to maintain animal welfare. As parasites impart a great impact on animal health, these drugs are often essential for the expression of full genetic potential of production. However, despite the initial success, after years of massive use of anthelminthic drugs , the increase in prevalence of resistant nematodes became a major problem.

Anthelmintics are commonly used to treat parasitic worm infections not only in animals, but humans as well. Resistance to anthelmintics is thought to be present in several helminth species, yet it remains poorly studied. This books discusses topics such as the clinical pharmacology of anthelmintics; the uses in human and veterinary medicine; animal resistance to ATH; and the efficacy of Neem and Pawpaw products against Oesophahostomum spp infection in pigs. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Reliable Phenotypic Evaluations of Anthelmintic Resistance in Herbivores: How and When Should They Be Done? (pp. 1-26)
J. Cabaret (INRA and F. Rabelais University Tours, Nouzilly, France)

Chapter 2 – Anthelmintics: Clinical Pharmacology and Uses in Human and Veterinary Medicine (pp. 27-58)
Ranjita Shegokar, Ph.D., Rajani Athawale, Ph.D. and Darshana Jain (Free University of Berlin, Department of Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and NutriCosmetics, Berlin, Germany, and others)

Chapter 3 – The Genetic Basis of Anthelminthic Drug Resistance in Trichostrongylid Nematodes (pp. 59-88)
Rafael R. Assis, Livia L. Santos, Eduardo Bastianetto, Denise A. A de Oliveira and Bruno S. A. F. Brasil (Laboratório de Laboratório de Parasitologia Celular e Molecular, Fiocruz – MG, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Plants from Cerrado for the Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Ruminants (pp. 89-108)
Franciellen Morais-Costa, Viviane de Oliveira Vasconcelos, Eduardo Robson Duarte and Walter dos Santos Lima (Programa de Pós-graduação em Parasitologia. Instituto de Ciências Biológicas/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Brasil, and others)

Chapter 5 – Application of Praziquantel in Experimental Therapy of Larval Cestodoses and Benefits of Combined Therapy and Drug Carriers (pp. 109-154)
Gabriela Hrčkova and Samuel Velebný (Department of Experimental Pharmacology, Intitute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovak Republic)

Chapter 6 – Efficacy of Neem and Pawpaw Products against Oesophagostomum Spp Infection in Pigs (pp. 155-176)
John Maina Kagira, Paul Njuki Kanyari, Samuel Maina Githigia, Ng’ang’a Chege and Ndicho Maingi (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya, and others)


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