Therapeutic evaluation of the efficacy of diethyl carbamazine citrate against stephanofilarial dermatitis in cattle

R.B. Rai, S.P.S. Ahlawat, Sugriv Singh

Abstract


The therapeutic efficacy of diethyl carbamazine citrate (D.E.C.C.), in both injectable and ointment form was evaluated against stephanofilarial dermatitis in cattle under enzootic conditions in the Andaman Islands. The drug in ointment form gave poor response. Of the two concentrations (10% and 20%) tried, the drug as 20% solution injected subcutaneously around the wound and 10 days later with daily applications of zinc oxide ointment showed very good results and cured 92.5% cases (148 out of 160).

Keywords


Stephanofilarial dermatitis; Diethyl carbamazine citrate

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