Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Reptiles

Permethrin

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Permethrin.

Class of drug

  • Ectoparasiticide.
  • Synthetic pyrethroid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (±)-3-Phenoxybenzyl 3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate.

Molecular formula

  • C21H20Cl2O3.

Molecular weight

  • 391.29.

Physical properties

  • Yellow to light orange-brown, low melting solid or viscous liquid.

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature.

Uses

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Indications

  • Very effective to treat tick infestation in reptiles.
  • Also used for mites and other ectoparasites.
  • Environmental control of ectoparasites.

Administration

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Pharmacokinetics

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Adverse Reactions

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (2014) Ed Small Animal Formulary. 8th edn. BSAVA, UK.
  • Carpenter J W & Marion C J (2013) Exotic Animal Formulary. 4th edn. Saunders, USA.
  • Mayer J & Donnelly T M (2013) Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 752.
  • Mader D R (2006) Ed Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 1242.
  • McArthur S, Wilkinson R & Meyer J (2004) Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. Wiley Blackwell, UK. pp 579.
  • Girling S J & Raiti P (2004) BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. BSAVA, UK. pp 383.

Organisation(s)

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

ADDED