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Title: Clinical efficacy of antiparasite treatments against intestinal helminths and haematic protozoa in Gallotia caesaris (lizards)
Authors: Foronda, Pilar
Santana-Morales, María A.
Orós, Jorge 
Abreu-Acosta, Néstor
Ortega-Rivas, Antonio
Lorenzo-Morales, Jacob
Valladares, Basilio
Keywords: Plasmodium-Falciparum Malaria
Proguanil Hydrochloride
Atovaquone-Proguanil
Canary-Islands
Fenbendazole, et al
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: 0014-4894
Journal: Experimental parasitology 
Abstract: Intestinal helminths and blood protozoa are common parasites of lizards. In captivity they can be a serious problem, but no information on treatments is available. In this study, several antiparasitic drugs were studied in Gallotia caesaris (Lacertida) from La Gomera, the Canary Islands, Spain. A lack of efficacy of chloroquine, and a decrease in haemogregarine (Apicomplexa) infection by atovaquone-proguanil was demonstrated. Furthermore, a positive effect of fenbendazole against intestinal nematode infection was observed. In the Canary Islands, Gallotia bravoana and Gallotia simonyi (Lacertida) are included in a captive breading recovery plan. The present results are useful in order to keep these animals in good condition and to control their parasites. Moreover, these results are important for reptiles kept as pets, due to the previous lack of knowledge of parasite management. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/50598
ISSN: 0014-4894
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2007.02.004
Source: Experimental Parasitology[ISSN 0014-4894],v. 116, p. 361-365
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