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Methoprene

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Methoprene.

Class of drug

  • Ectoparasiticide.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C19H34O3.

Molecular weight

  • 310.48.

Uses

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Indications

  • Environmental control of ectoparasites.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harvey R G et al (1997) Prospective study comparing fipronil with dichlorvos/fenitrothion and methoprene/pyrethrins in control of flea bite hypersensitivity in cats. Vet Parasitol 141(24), 628-629.
  • Smith C A (1995) Searching for safe methods of flea control. JAVMA 206(8), 1137-1143.
  • Socha R et al(1990) Comments on safety of methoprene. JAVMA 196(12), 1908-1910.
  • Sidhu K Set al(1989)A case of an accidental exposure to a veterinary insecticide product formulation.Vet Hum Toxicol 31(1), 63-34.
  • Chamberlain W F (1975) Insect growth regulating agents for control of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. J Med Entomol 12(4), 395-400.

Other sources of information

  • Small Animal Formulary 3rd edn (1999) Tennant B (Ed.) British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0905214528.
  • The Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) BishopY (Ed.) British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. ISBN 0853694125.

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