Comparing therapeutic efficacy between ivermectin, selamectin, and moxidectin in canaries during natural infection with Dermanyssus gallinae

Gianluca Todisco, Barbara Paoletti, Angelo Giammarino, Maurizio Manera, Olivier A.E. Sparagano, Raffaella Iorio, Benedetta Giannella, Domenico Robbe

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three spot-on drugs on canaries during Dermanyssus gallinae natural infections and during the breeding season. Three groups of canary couples (seven couples each) were included: group A was treated with ivermectin, B with selamectin, and C with moxidectin. All the drugs were administered topically infrascapularly. The parasitic charge was estimated before the treatment (t0) and after 8 (t1), 16 (t2), 24 (t3), and 32 (t4) days following the initial treatment. No significant differences were detected among the three tested drugs for the five repeats for each of the four mite stages (egg, larva, nymphs, and fed and unfed adults). With regard to the decrease in the mean numbers of red mites, ivermectin and selamectin exerted their efficacy at t 2, contrary to moxidectin at t3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnimal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases Prediction and Prevention
PublisherWiley
Pages365-367
Number of pages3
Volume1149
ISBN (Print)9781573317146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1149
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Dermanyssus gallinae
  • Ivermectin
  • Moxidectin
  • Selamectin
  • Therapeutic efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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    Todisco, G., Paoletti, B., Giammarino, A., Manera, M., Sparagano, O. A. E., Iorio, R., ... Robbe, D. (2008). Comparing therapeutic efficacy between ivermectin, selamectin, and moxidectin in canaries during natural infection with Dermanyssus gallinae. In Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases Prediction and Prevention (Vol. 1149, pp. 365-367). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1149). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1428.003