Majestic Tree H
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I will make this as Simple .....
Each Tube of "ZG" Has 7.35 Grams of Mixture
Praziquantel makes Up 7.75 % of that and is Equal to .56 Grams or 560 Mil grams.
The Min. amount to Praziquantel to Kill or Control Tapeworms in a 60 Lb Dog is 160 Mg. any less is totaly inifective ..
This Means that It would Require Nearly 1/3 of a tube to do anything to control Tapeworms in a 60 Lb Dog !!
Ivermectin makes up 1.55 % of a Whole tube and is Equal to 100 Mil grams..
The Amount of Ivermectin to Control Heart Worms in a 60 Lb Dog is 272 "Micro Mil Grams" or .272 Mil. Grams
This Means there is 27 Dosages of Ivermectin in a 7.35 Gram Tube ..
Different Active ingrd. and What they Kill
Active Ingredients in Wormers
Pyrantel Pamoate : A very safe and effective ingredient to treat Roundworms, Hookworms and Pinworms in Dogs. Need to Dose a second or even a third time 2-4 weeks apart to eliminate all stages of the worms.. Found in "Nemex-2", "Drontal Plus", "Virbantel", "Strongit-T"
Piperzine : Effective against two types of Roundworms in Dogs and Cats For maximum effectiveness, must be administered at least 2 times 10-14 days apart .. Found in Anchor Piperazine Water Wormer, Happy Jack Kennel Wormer, Happy Jack Puppy Paste, Pipa-Tabs, Pipfuge, Purina Liquid Wormer, Sergeant's Worm-Away
Fenbendazole : A very Broad spectrum dewormer used in both Large animals and small .. In dogs, it is most effective against Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and even Giardia bacteria Infections.
Treatment is once a day for 3 days in Puppys or Very Infested Adult Dogs, Normal worming is only once in Adults.. Found in "Drontal-Plus", "Panacur C" and "SafeGuard"
Parziquantel : The Drug of Choice for the Treatment of Adult Tapeworms Infection in Dogs. But will not Kill Tapeworm Eggs, so their is a potential for reinfestion. Repete treatmet is required on a reg. basis to kill Tapeworm Hatches .. Found in "Drontel-Plus", "Virbantel", "Droncit"
Ivermectin : Most commonly used as a monthly preventative for heartworms in Dogs and Cats. It is also effective against External Parasites such as Lice, Mange and Ear Mites
Treatment of the Different types of Tape Worms ..
From the Merk Veterinary Manual ..
Dosage of dogs can be treated with praziquantel at 7.5 mg/kg, PO, for 2 consecutive days... So to treat a 50# dog would be 170 mg ...
Control of tapeworms of dogs and cats requires therapy and prevention. Animals that roam freely usually become reinfected by ingestion of metacestodes in carrion or prey animals. Dipylidium caninum is different because it can cycle through fleas that may be associated with confined infected animals. An accurate diagnosis is necessary for effective advice on preventing reinfection.
Effective treatment should remove the attached scolices from the small intestine of infected animals. (See Table: Cestodes of Dogs and Cats in North America for specific approved treatments.) For dogs, it should be noted that dichlorophene, fenbendazole, mebendazole, and nitroscanate are approved for treatment of Taenia spp , and that mebendazole is approved for treatment of Echinococcus spp . Likewise, for cats, dichlorophene, fenbendazole, and mebendazole are approved for treatment of Taenia spp , and mebendazole and praziquantel are approved for treatment of Echinococcus spp .
Praziquantel at 7.5 mg/kg, PO, for 2 consecutive days is effective against Diphyllobothrium sp in dogs. Furthermore, a single dose of 35 mg/kg, PO, eliminates D latum from infected cats.
Infections with S mansonoides in dogs can be treated with praziquantel at 7.5 mg/kg, PO, for 2 consecutive days. Spirometra sp infections in cats can be treated with a single dose of praziquantel at 30 mg/kg, SC, IM, or PO.
To Go Further !!!
You Can Buy a Bottle (50 ml) of 1% Ivermectin for about $30 and You could 100 Dosages for the Control of Heart Worms !!!!
The Same Cost to Get 100 dosages in "ZG" at around $10 per Tube would cost $40 ...
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