Treatment of a granuloma caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis in a horse.

  title={Treatment of a granuloma caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis in a horse.},
  author={Simon G Pearce and Ludovic P. Bour{\'e} and John A. Taylor and Andrew S. Peregrine},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={219 12},
  pages={1735-8, 1708}
A 12-year-old Arabian gelding with a granuloma caused by the nematode Halicephalobus gingivalis caudal and dorsal to the left orbit was examined. There was no evidence of dissemination of the nematode to the kidneys or the CNS, and the horse was treated with ivermectin (1.2 mg/kg [0.55 mg/lb] of body weight, p.o., every 2 weeks for 3 treatments). The granuloma was surgically debulked 2 days after the first dose of ivermectin. The granuloma resolved with no evidence of nematode infection after… CONTINUE READING

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