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Evaluation of Medical Management of Ocular Setariosis in Equids in India

D.S. Mohite, C.S. Sheikh, S.D. Williams and P.C. Compston

Brooke India, A-223-226, Pacifi c Business Park, Sahibabad Industrial Area, Ghaziabad-201010 U.P.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2020: 97 (3) - pages 53 to 55
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: September, 2019)


For working equids treated in the  eld, surgical management of equine ocular setariosis (EOS) poses an unacceptable welfare risk. After literature review and expert consultation, we developed a medical protocol to treat EOS. Eight cases were treated with oral ivermectin @ 0.6mg/kg B.wt. at four days interval until the worm was immobile (maximum seven doses). Six parasites became immobile; remaining cases were either lost to follow-up or alternative treatment was sought by the owner. Limited ocular pathology was observed.

Key Words: Setaria spp, equine, ocular, management

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