PMID: 3410792Jun 15, 1988Paper

Limited efficacy of levamisole against adults of Dirofilaria immitis in a dog

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
O O Barriga, F Andujar

Abstract

A dog with chronic dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria immitis) was given 15 doses of 12 or 24 mg of levamisole/kg of body weight in 6 treatments within 96 days. Concentration of microfilariae in the blood was determined before and after treatment, and Aedes triseriatus mosquitoes were fed on the dog 1 to 5 days after each treatment and examined for D immitis larvae. Several adult worms were recovered from the dog 160 days after the end of the treatments.

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Dirofilaria immitis
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Canis familiaris
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