The efficacy of moxidectin against gastrointestinal nematode infections in goats

Ragbetli C., Ceylan E., Tanritanir P.

Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, vol.4, no.3, pp.134-138, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/ajava.2009.134.138
  • Journal Name: Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-138
  • Keywords: Efficacy, Gastrointestinal parasite, Goat, Moxidectin, Trichostrongylidae
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of rnoxidectin treatment on goats naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes in Van region, Turkey. Two hundred and forty goats infected with gasterointestinal parasites were treated with 0.2 rug kg-1 moxidectin (Cydectin, Abfar), subcutaneously. Ten randomly selected goats were not treated and allocated as a control group. Faecal samples were examined for gastrointestinal parasites qualitatively and quantitatively (EPG) in 0th, 7th and 14th days of treatment Larvae of the parasite species of Ostertagia, Haemonchus, Nematodirus and Trichostrongylus were detected in the coprocultures of the infected animals performed before treatment. It was observed that moxidectin was 100% effective against the gastrointestinal nematodes. © 2009 Academic Journals Inc.