Diminazene

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Diminazene is an anti-protozoal drug used against Babesia spp infections in dogs.

This drug, which is a di-amidine, binds to DNA and RNA within the protozoan nucleus. It is usually given in concert with imidocarb dipropionate and clindamycin[1].

Recommended dose rate is 2.0 - 10.0 mg/kg, given intramuscularly as a single dose.

References

  1. Lin EC et al (2012) The therapeutic efficacy of two antibabesial strategies against Babesia gibsoni. Vet Parasitol 186(3-4):159-164