Fenbendazole powder is a potent anthelmintic medication commonly employed by veterinarians to treat and prevent intestinal parasites. It has been used off-label for the treatment of giardia in dogs and may also be administered to cattle, small ruminants (sheep, goats), horses, fur animals, rabbits, pigs, ferrets, and other species. It can be used to kill a variety of common roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, lungworms, and tapeworms (including the gastrointestinal tract tapeworms known as ascarids).
This medication is available in granule, chewable, liquid, and capsule forms and is typically given orally to pets in three day cycles, once per week. It should be mixed with food in order to avoid stomach upset and can be given by mouth or placed into the animal’s water or feed container. This medication should not be given to young, nursing, or expectant mothers.
The benzimidazole-class of drugs that include fenbendazole is thought to work by binding to beta-tubulin in microtubules and disrupting their formation, causing the worms to starve themselves to death. Moreover, fenbendazole can also target immature forms of some parasites, including the eggs and larvae.
In most cases, fenbendazole is safe for use in conjunction with many other medications, including antibiotics, steroids, anesthetics, and tranquilizers. However, it is important to communicate with your veterinarian about any other medications that you are giving your pet, especially any vitamins or supplements. They can help you determine whether there is an incompatibility between these products and fenbendazole. fenbendazole powder