IM-i-doh-carb die-PRO-pee-oh-nate - Pronunciation guide
Imidocarb Dipropionate is an Anti-protozoal drug. Protozoa are single-cell animals that can easily be seen with a microscope. These animals, amongst which are the common amoeba, are responsible for many gastrointestinal and circulatory ailments.
Imidocarb dipropionate is used in the treatment and control of rickettsial diseases including Babesiosis (piroplasmosis) in the horse. Treatment protocol using Imidocarb Dipropionate was developed to clear the horse of the infectious stages of Babesia caballi and Theileria equi.
Dosage and Administration
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|Intramuscular injection||4 mg/kg||120 mg/ml||Every 72 hrs||4 doses|
Pain during injection; injection site reactions; colic; diarrhea; excessive tearing; sweating; nasal discharge
Do not administer to patients exposed to cholinesterase-inhibiting drugs, pesticides, or chemicals. Some side-effects may be mitigated by pre-medication with anti-inflammatory drugs. Donkeys may be sensitive to the toxic effects of the drug. Do not administer intravenously
None except as noted in the precautions.
Toxicity signs are similar to the listed side-effects. Chronic toxicity may damage liver, intestine, and lungs.
Imidocarb Dipropionate for Injection
Re-Emergence of the Apicomplexan Theileria equi in the United States: Elimination of Persistent Infection and Transmission Risk