|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2000|
|Authors:||C. W. Beck|
|Pagination:||244 - 250|
|Keywords:||autumnalis, bird, cat, caviae, Cheyletiella, diagnosis, Dog Diseases, Felicola, Fipronil, infestation, Linognathus, Lynxacarus, Mallophaga, mammal, mange, Neotrombicula, Otodectes, Polyplax, Sarcoptes scabiei, setosus, small, spray, subrostratus, Trichodectes, Trixacarus|
Nineteen clinical reports on the efficacy of fipronil (Frontline(R) Spray and Spot On) against a number of external parasites in different species of small animals are reviewed. In addition to dogs and cats the preparation was successfully administered to guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, budgerigars, pigeons and reptiles for the elimination of pest arthropods. Effective parasite was observed for Etodectes cynotis, Sarcoptes scabei, Cheyletiella yasguri, Neotrombicula autumnalis, Lynxacarus radovsky, Trichodectis canis, Felicola subrostraties, Lignognathus setosus, Trixacarus caviae Polyplax spinulosa, Polyplax serrata, Liperuus spp., Columbicula columbae and Campanulotes bidentus compar. Fipronil kills these parasites rapidly and with a durable effect, allowing lesions of skin and feathers to improve and reducing severe pruritis. Possible contraindications in animals species such as the rabbit, squirrel, hedgehog and Galliformes are discussed. Frontline(R) spray is also effective as an environmental decontaminant.