Author : I. Al-Farwachi, M.

Evaluation the effect of albendazole against nematodes in sheep in Mosul, Iraq

M. I. Al-Farwachi; E. K. Mohamed

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2008, Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 5-7
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2008.5662

Six sheep farms in Mosul city, Iraq randomly selected, were surveyed for gastrointestinal nematodes resistant to Albendazole. On each of 6 sheep farms, 20 lambs were randomly distributed into two equal groups untreated control group, and albendazole (benzimidazole) group (10 mg/kg BW). Faecal egg counts and larval cultures were done at 7, 14, and 21 days after anthelmintic treatment. Resistance was apparent for albendazole on 4 farms out of 6 (66.7%). Post-treatment larval cultures indicated: Strongyloides papillosus, Marshalligia marshalli, Nematodirus spathiger and Haemonchus contortus.