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Title Macrocyclic lactones in antiparasitic therapy / edited by J. Vercruysse and R.S. Rew
Published Oxon, UK ; New York, NY : CABI Pub., [2002]
©2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 432 pages) : illustrations
Series Cabi Ser
Cabi Ser
Contents Contributors; Preface; 1 Chemistry, Pharmacology and Safety of the Macrocyclic Lactones; 2 Pharmacokinetics of the Macrocyclic Lactones: Conventional Wisdom and New Paradigms; 3 Mode of Action of the Macrocyclic Lactones; 4 Ecological Impact of Macrocyclic Lactones on Dung Fauna; 5 Resistance Against Macrocyclic Lactones; 6 The Use of Macrocyclic Lactones to Control Parasites of Cattle; 7 The Use of Macrocyclic Lactones to Control Parasites of Sheep and Goats; 8 The Use of Macrocyclic Lactones to Control Parasites of Horses; 9 The Use of Macrocyclic Lactones to Control Parasites of Pigs
Summary "Parasitic diseases are the most widespread of all of the major diseases, currently affecting innumerable domestic animals and humans. Macrocyclic lactones are chemical compounds that represent the main treatment for these parasitic diseases, not only for helminth infections, but also for a number of major ectoparasitic infestations." "A previous book published in 1989 provided a comprehensive view of one of the macrocyclic lactones. The present book updates previous information and expands to provide new information generated on the entire class of compounds together with detailed coverage of the basic science of these drugs and their mode of action, as well as their clinical use in farm and companion animals and in humans. The contents include chemistry and mode of action, pharmacology, toxicology, ecology and efficacy, use in large and small animals and in humans, and resistance against macrocyclic lactones. The book will be of interest to those working within the areas of parasitology, pharmacology, and veterinary and human medicine."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Antiparasitic agents.
Avermectins.
Lactones.
Macrocyclic compounds.
Lactones -- pharmacology.
Antiparasitic Agents -- therapeutic use.
Parasitic Diseases, Animal -- drug therapy.
Lactones.
Form Electronic book
Author Rew, Robert S.
Vercruysse, J. (Jozef)
LC no. 2002004075
ISBN 0851996175
0851998402 (e-ISBN)
1280833580
9780851996172
9780851998404 (e-ISBN)
9781280833588