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1 September 2001 IMIDACLOPRID TREATMENT OF MARSUPIALS FOR FLEAS (PYGIOPSYLLA HOPLIA)
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Two eastern barred bandicoots (Perameles gunnii), two eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus), four fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata), a Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri), a yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis), and a ring-tailed possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) were treated with imidacloprid (10.7 ± 0.6 mg/kg topically, minimum dose 0.5 mg) after observation of fleas (Pygiopsylla hoplia) on animals and in their nest boxes. No live fleas or adverse reactions to imidacloprid were observed for 27 days following treatment. The ease of application, absence of toxicity, and long residual effect makes imidacloprid a useful drug for treating flea infestations in these marsupials.

R. T. Baker and I. Beveridge "IMIDACLOPRID TREATMENT OF MARSUPIALS FOR FLEAS (PYGIOPSYLLA HOPLIA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 32(3), 391-392, (1 September 2001). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2001)032[0391:ITOMFF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 29 March 2000; Published: 1 September 2001
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