Empirical Primaquine Treatment of Avian Babesiosis in Seabirds

  title={Empirical Primaquine Treatment of Avian Babesiosis in Seabirds},
  author={Ralph Eric Thijl Vanstreels and Renata Hurtado and Albert Snyman and David G. Roberts and Nola J. Parsons and Pierre A. Pistorius},
  journal={Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={258 - 264}
Abstract: Babesia species are tickborne hemoprotozoans. Although experiments have shown that primaquine is highly effective in the treatment of Babesia species infections in mammals, this drug has not been widely used for the treatment of avian babesiosis. Consequently, the treatment of this disease for avian patients has traditionally relied on an empirically established imidocarb treatment. In this study, the authors examined the efficacy of primaquine as a treatment alternative for avian… 


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