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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Abstract

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
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Aspiculuris tetraptera
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Costs and Cost Analysis
Ivermectin
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ivermectin
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Animals
Nematoda
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Personnel
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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
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A cost-effective and efficacious method of pinworm treatment for large colonies of mice. / Hickman, Debra; Swan, Melissa; Hartman, G. Paul.

In: Lab Animal, Vol. 37, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 308-312.

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Hickman, Debra ; Swan, Melissa ; Hartman, G. Paul. / A cost-effective and efficacious method of pinworm treatment for large colonies of mice. In: Lab Animal. 2008 ; Vol. 37, No. 7. pp. 308-312.
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