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1 December 2000 IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF MONILIFORMIS CLARKI (ACANTHOCEPHALA) IN COTTON-TOPPED TAMARINS (SAGUINUS OEDIPUS)
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Ten cotton-topped tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) were infected with Moniliformis clarki a parasitic acanthocephalan. One animal died of intestinal perforation and peritonitis before treatment was initiated. Five of the remaining tamarins were treated successfully with oral albendazole at either 50 mg/kg b.i.d. for 16 days or 100 mg/kg b.i.d. for 3 days, then repeated biweekly for four treatments. A less-intensive treatment regime of 50 mg/kg albendazole orally s.i.d. for 3 days and monthly repeated treatments was unsuccessful. Parasites were removed via surgical enterotomy from two animals, both of which continued to shed acanthocephalan eggs postoperatively.

Martha Weber and Randall Junge "IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF MONILIFORMIS CLARKI (ACANTHOCEPHALA) IN COTTON-TOPPED TAMARINS (SAGUINUS OEDIPUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31(4), 503-507, (1 December 2000). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2000)031[0503:IATOMC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 14 July 1999; Published: 1 December 2000
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