It is easy to treat by using medicines designed specifically for this worm or by using a multiwormer that kills round worms too (examples are droncit
for tape and drontal/ milbemax as multiwormers).
Unidentified cestode segments were seen in the swimming pool, and, on day 32, the penguin was treated with praziquantel (10 mg/ kg PO once; Droncit
, Bayer New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand).
The efficacy of the drugs Cestex (epsiprantel) and Droncit
(praziquantel), developed for Dipylidium caninum was determined for the closely related tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta.
-- Anthelmintic for tapeworms in dogs and cats