Evaluation of praziquantel for treatment of experimentally induced paragonimiasis in dogs and cats.

@article{Bowman1991EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of praziquantel for treatment of experimentally induced paragonimiasis in dogs and cats.},
  author={Dwight Douglas Bowman and M K Frongillo and R. Colin Johnson and Kathy A Beck and William E. Hornbuckle and Julia T. Blue},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1991},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={68-71}
}
Praziquantel was used successfully for treatment of a small number of dogs and 1 cat infected with Paragonimus kellicotti. To further evaluate the usefulness of this drug in treating such infections, 7 cats and 7 dogs were inoculated orally with metacercariae (12 and 20 to 22, respectively) obtained from crayfish, then were treated after the infections became patent; 2 cats and 2 dogs served as noninfected controls. Beginning 1 week before infection, and continuing weekly thereafter, physical… CONTINUE READING