Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Reptiles

Fenbendazole

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Fenbendazole.

Class of drug

  • Anthelmintic.

Description

Chemical name

  • Methyl 5-(phenyl-thio)-2-benzimidazole carbamate.

Molecular formula

  • C15H13N3O2S.

Molecular weight

  • 299.35.

Physical properties

  • White, crystalline powder.
  • Only slightly soluble in water.

Storage requirements

  • Room temperature.

Uses

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Indications

  • Nematodes .
  • Some cestodes.
  • Giardiasis.
  • Anthelmintic of choice in reptiles for the treatment of nematodes.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Heggem B (2008) Fenbendazole. J Exotic Pet Med 17 (4), 307-310 JExoticPetMed.
  • Foronda P, Santana-Morales M A, Orós J et al (2007) Clinical efficacy of antiparasite treatments against intestinal helminths and haematic protozoa in Gallotia caesaris (lizards). Exp Parasitol 116 (4), 361-365 PubMed.
  • Giannetto S, Brianti E, Poglayen G et al (2007) Efficacy of oxfendazole and fenbendazole against tortoise (Testudo hermanni) oxyurids. Parasitol Res 100 (5), 1069-1073 PubMed.
  • Neiffer DL, Lydick D, Burks K et al (2005) Hematologic and plasma biochemical changes associated with fenbendazole administration in Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni). J Zoo Wildl Med 36 (4), 661-672 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, UK. pp 338.
  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley-Blackwell, UK. pp 1296.
  • Carpenter J W & Marion C J (2013) Exotic Animal Formulary. 4th edn. Saunders, USA.
  • Mader D R (2006) Ed Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 1242.
  • Girling S J & Raiti P (2004) BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. BSAVA, UK. pp 383.
  • McArthur S, Wilkinson R & Meyer J (2004) Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. Blackwell Publishing, UK. pp 579.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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