A cost-effective and efficacious method of pinworm treatment for large colonies of mice

Debra Hickman, Melissa Swan, G. Paul Hartman

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Rodent pinworm infestations are common in modern animal facilities, and treatments to eradicate these nematodes are often costly and labor-intensive. The authors describe a method they developed to treat rodents with ivermectin using the automatic watering system available at their facility. This delivery method proved an efficacious and cost-effective means of eradicating Aspiculuris tetraptera from a large colony of mice. The system might also be used to provide other orally administered agents to mice and other species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalLab Animal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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