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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine|
|State||Published - Jun 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology
- Environmental Science(all)