Brand: BEAPHAR ® WORMING GRANULES
INDICATIONS: DOGS and CATS*
PARASITES CONTROLLED* (spectrum of activity):
- Roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma spp, Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis), lungworms (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus)
- Tapeworms (Taenia spp)
- Giardia spp
* In some countries not available for cats
UK and other countries:
- 100 mg fenbendazole / kg bw for dogs and cats
- Very small or unweaned puppies or kittens up to 12 weeks of age should be treated with a suitable product.
- Frequency of treatment depending on the indication.
- Read the product label for detailed dosing information.
* Can be slightly different in some countries: read the product label!
- LD50 (acute oral) in rats: n.a. for the granules. >10000 mg/kg for fenbendazole a.i.
- Estimated Hazard Class according to the WHO: not applicable for veterinary medicines
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Risk of resistance development? LOW
There are no reports on resistance of dog or cat worms to benzimidazoles about 40 years after their introduction.
Are the active ingredients of this product ORIGINAL* or GENERICS**?
- Fenbendazole: GENERIC (introduced in the 1970s)
*Meaning that they are still patent protected and generics are not yet available
**Meaning that they have lost patent protection and may be acquired from manufacturers of generic active ingredients other than the holder of the original patent.
COUNTRIES where this product is marketed: UK and other EU countries.
GENERIC BRANDS available? YES, in most countries. This product itself contains generic fenbendazole.
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Fenbendazole is a veteran benzimidazole introduced in the 1970s (by HOECHST). It is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic effective against most gastrointestinal worms that infect pets, including roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma spp, Uncinaria stenocephala) and whipworms (Trichuris vulpis), but also against lungworms (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus) and certain tapeworms (e.g. Taenia spp). It is abundantly used in livestock and horses, moderately in pets. It is not used in agriculture.
Fenbendazole and most other benzimidazoles (e.g. febantel, albendazole, mebendazole, etc.) and tetrahydropyrimidines (e.g. pyrantel, morantel, etc.) have no residual effect, i.e. they act against the worms during a few hours after administration but are quickly metabolized and excreted. For this reason treatment must often be repeated for certain indications. This is in contrast with wormers containing macrocyclic lactones (e.g. milbemycin oxime, selamectin) that ensure protection against numerous roundworms during weeks after a single treatment.
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