Title:Féregellenes szerek klinikai farmakológiája társállatokban - Irodalmi összefoglaló
SUMMARY The anthelmintic treatment of companion animals is a recurrent, everyday topic in small animal practice, either it is prevention of infestation or treatment. The public health issues of the parasitic infestation and the owners’ demand require up-to-date knowledge from the veterinarian in aspects of both preventive and therapeutic treatments. The authors present the recommended usage of anthelmintic agents in the small animal practice, based on the current literature. Avoiding the zoonotic infestations, the practitioners must inform owners, and use the most appropriate drug for prevention and treatment. The authors give an overview of the different anthelmintic groups, including benzimidazoles, tetrahydropyrimidines, imidazothiazoles, izoquinolines, macrolides, octadepsipeptides and organic arsenic compounds. They describe briefly describe the mode of action, the anthelmintic spectrum, the appropriate dose, administration routes and the side effects of the drug groups. The authors detail the accepted anthelmintic guidelines in small animals. Furthermore, provide a treatment protocol in Dirofilaria immitis infestation, which has an increasing significance in Hungary.