Felis ISSN 2398-2950

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

  • 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 S et 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

  • Tennant B (ed) (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. Cheltenham: British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.
  • Bishop Y (ed) (1998)The Veterinary Formulary 4th edn. London: British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. ISBN 0 8536 9412 5.

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