Diagnosis and treatment of lungworm (Filariopsis arator; metastrongyloidea: filaroididae) infection in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)

Grace Y. Lee, Walter M Boyce, Kathy Orr

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Abstract

Seventeen wild-caught white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) were diagnosed with infections of the metastrongylid lungworm Filariopsis arator Chandler, 1931. Treatments with ivermectin, fenbendazole, thiabendazole, mebendazole, and pyrantel pamoate were not effective in controlling these parasites. However, administration of albendazole at 15 mg/kg p.o. (b.i.d.) for 14 days eliminated the shedding of nematode larvae in the feces and killed adult worms in the lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume27
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1996

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Metastrongyloidea
Filaroididae
ivermectin
Cebus
lungworms
feces
nematode
parasite
Pyrantel Pamoate
Fenbendazole
Thiabendazole
Mebendazole
mebendazole
pyrantel
larva
Albendazole
Ivermectin
albendazole
fenbendazole
thiabendazole

Keywords

  • Albendazole
  • Capuchin
  • Cebus
  • Filariopsis
  • Filaroididae
  • Parasites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • veterinary(all)

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