Efficacy of buparvaquone in the treatment of ECF cases in the Kabete area of Kiambu district of Kenya: preliminary results.
Chege, J N
Muriuki, S K
Wekesa, L S.
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A retrospective study of 24 cattle in the Kabete area, Kenya, which had been treated for East Coast Fever with buparvaquone (2.5 mg/kg) showed that 5 of the animals recovered after a single dose, and 10 recovered after a single dose buparvaquone combined with one or more of oxytetracycline, Vetbenzamine and Catasol. Of 4 animals given 2 doses of buparvaquone at an interval of 48 h, only 2 recovered. 2 animals recovered after one dose of buparvaquone followed after 48 h by 1 dose of halofuginone (1.5 mg/kg). The overall survival rate with buparvaquone was 79.2%.