Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Permethrin

Contributor(s): Nicola Bates, Yolande Bishop, Dwight Bowman

Introduction

Name

  • Permethrin.

Class of drug

  • Ectoparasiticide.
  • Synthetic pyrethroid.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C21H20Cl2O3.

Molecular weight

  • 391.29.

Uses

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Indications

  • Fleas and ticks on dogs.
  • Fleas on cats.
  • Environmental control of ectoparasites.
  • Aid in control of flea allergy dermatitis.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Malik R, Ward M P, Seavers A, Fawcett A, Bell E, Govendir M, Page S (2010)Permethrin spot-on intoxication of cats: Literature review and survey of veterinary practitioners in Australia.J Feline Med Surg12(1), 5-14PubMed.
  • Sutton N M, Bates N & Campbell A (2007)Clinical effects and outcome of feline permethrin spot-on poisonings reported to the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS), London.J Feline Med Surg9, 335-339PubMed.
  • Franc Met al(1998)Antifeeding effect of several insecticidal formulations against Ctenocephalides felis on cats.Parasite5(1) 83-86.
  • Volmer P Aet al(1998)Warning against use of some permethrin products in cats.JAVMA213(6) 800-801.
  • Stone B Fet al(1994)Efficacy of permethrin in controlling the Australian paralysis tickIxodes holocyclusand the cat fleaCtenocephalides felison dogs.Aust Vet J71(3) 90-91.

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