BIOTHERAPY EFFECTIVENESS IN THE TREATMENT AGAINST TICKS IN DOMESTIC DOGS

Autores

  • Rafael Zanani
  • Matheus Mello
  • Luciana Rodovalho
  • Liliana Menezes

Palavras-chave:

Biotherapy, Canine, Ectoparasitosis

Resumo

Ticks are ectoparasites that can infest various domestic animals. There is concern about the side effects that chemical antiparasitics cause in animals, despite these drugs being approved by regulatory bodies and considered safe by health
professionals. Biotherapeutics have been presented as a safe and effective alternative for treating ticks. This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of biotherapeutic use against ticks in naturally-infested domestic dogs. Sixty-four Canis familiaris animals were divided into the test group (biotherapy) and the control group (fipronil). The evaluation followed the criteria: initial and final degree of parasitism, presence or absence. The intensity of the following signs was evaluated in the presence of ectoparasites: pruritus, respiratory distress, alopecia, vomiting, and diarrhea; as well as the way and the difficulty in  dministration. At the end of the study, it can be concluded that the test product (biotherapy) was more effective in the treatment against ticks with a reduction in the level of parasitism of 84.7% against 70.8% of the control group.

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Publicado

2023-09-30

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Zanani, R., Mello, M., Rodovalho, L., & Menezes, L. (2023). BIOTHERAPY EFFECTIVENESS IN THE TREATMENT AGAINST TICKS IN DOMESTIC DOGS. ENCICLOPEDIA BIOSFERA, 19(41). Recuperado de https://conhecer.org.br/ojs/index.php/biosfera/article/view/5740