Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Methoprene

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Methoprene.

Class of drug

  • Ectoparasiticide.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C19H34O3.

Molecular weight

  • 310.48.

Uses

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Indications

  • Environmental control of ectoparasites.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Harvey R Get al(1997)Prospective study comparing fipronil with dichlorvos/fenitrothion and methoprene/pyrethrins in control of flea bite hypersensitivity in cats.Vet Parasitol141(24) 628-629.
  • Smith C A (1995)Searching for safe methods of flea control.JAVMA206(8) 1137-1143.
  • Socha Ret al(1990)Comments on safety of methoprene.JAVMA196(12) 1908-1910.
  • Sidhu K Set al(1989)A case of an accidental exposure to a veterinary insecticide product formulation.Vet Hum Toxicol31(1) 63-34.
  • Chamberlain W F (1975)Insect growth regulating agents for control of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance.J Med Entomol12(4) 395-400.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant, B (ed.) (1999)Small Animal Formulary3rd edn. Cheltenham: British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.
  • Bishop, Y (ed.) (1998)The Veterinary Formulary4th edn. London: British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. ISBN 0 8536 9412 5.

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