A survey of some drugs commonly used in the camel

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Abstract

Specific recommendations for drug dosages for the camel are rare and doses for this species are usually extrapolated from those recommended for other species. The pharmacology and toxicity of drugs likely to be used in the camel needs to be further studied to ensure the efficacy and safety of these drugs in this species. Most of the reported work is on the chemotherapeutic efficacy of a few drugs long in use in other species against trypanosomiasis, mange and gastrointestinal nematodes. Areas of study most deficient are pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism. The anatomical, physiological and biochemical peculiarities of the camel warrant more pharmacological and toxicological studies in this species. This article surveys the literature on the pharmacology, toxicity and therapeutic uses of some antiparasitic and antibacterial drugs and central nervous system depressants commonly used in the camel. It appears that camels are more susceptible to the toxic action of some trypanocidal drugs than other species. In certain cases they may metabolize some drugs differently. In general, the camel appears to be a good subject for analgesics and anaesthetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalVeterinary Research Communications
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1988

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Camelus
camels
drugs
pharmacology
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacology
pharmacokinetics
Trypanocidal Agents
trypanocides
Mite Infestations
Central Nervous System Depressants
drug toxicity
Toxic Actions
Antiparasitic Agents
mange
trypanosomiasis
Trypanosomiasis
gastrointestinal nematodes
Therapeutic Uses
analgesics

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A survey of some drugs commonly used in the camel. / Ali, B. H.

In: Veterinary Research Communications, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.1988, p. 67-75.

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