rafoxanide

rafoxanide

a very efficient flukicide which is also effective against Haemonchus contortus and Oestrus ovis. Available for both oral and injectable administration. There is a good safety margin but poisoning can occur in sheep with heavy doses. There is blindness, with degeneration of the optic nerve, recumbency, polypnea, clonic convulsions and death.
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An improved thyroid hormone reporter assay to determine the thyroid hormonelike activity of amiodarone, bithionol, closantel and rafoxanide.
Dimmock had administered what he thought was `Curazole', which he had successfully used in the past, but analysis of samples taken from the deceased greyhounds at the Horserace Forensic Laboratory were found to contain the drug rafoxanide, an ingredient of a cattle treatment known as `Curafluke'.
THE NGRC yesterday stated that the eight greyhounds who died in May in mysterious circumstances have, after lenghty forensic analysis, been founded positive for the drug rafoxanide.