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Recommended Treatments for Lungworms a

Recommended Treatments for Lungworms a

Parasite

Host

Treatment

Dictyocaulus viviparus

Cattle

Ivermectin, doramectin, moxidectin, eprinomectin, fenbendazole, albendazole, levamisole

D filaria

Sheep, goat

Ivermectin, doramectin, moxidectin, eprinomectin, fenbendazole, albendazole, levamisole

D arnfieldi

Horse, donkey

Ivermectin, moxidectin

Metastrongylus spp

Pig

Ivermectin, doramectin, moxidectin, fenbendazole, levamisole

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

Cat

Fenbendazole, emodepside, moxidectin, selamectin

Oslerus osleri

Dog

Fenbendazole, ivermectin, doramectin

Eucoleus aerophilus

Dog, cat

Fenbendazole (dog), selamectin (cat)b

Crenosoma vulpis

Dog

Febantel, fenbendazole, milbemycin oxime, moxidectin

a In severe cases, NSAIDs may also be helpful.

b Anecdotal evidence for efficacy but no published evidence or label recommendations.