Uso de secnidazol y homeopatía para el control de giardiasis en perros

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Patrícia Glombowsky https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-6566 Gabriela Campigotto https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3615-7590 Maiara Sulzbach-Marchiori https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9661-8734 Jorge A. Favaretto https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1488-6346 Gabriela Miotto-Galli https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3323-1764 Aleksandro Schafer da silva http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6940-6776

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Los perros con infecciones por Giardia tienen diarrea que persiste durante días, incluso después del tratamiento. Manejamos la giardiasis canina usando dos enfoques distintos: tratamiento con el secnidazol antiprotozoario solo; y secnidazol más un producto homeopático indicado para el control de la diarrea en perros. Tratamiento I: Diez perros beagle mostraron signos clínicos de diarrea severa. Sus heces revelaron una gran cantidad de quistes compatibles con Giardia sp. Por lo tanto, tratamos a los perros con secnidazol (10 mg/kg, dosis única) por vía oral. Cinco días después del tratamiento, todos los perros fueron negativos para Giardia spp. Tratamiento II: Tres meses después, los mismos diez Beagles nuevamente presentaron diarrea. Se recogieron las heces, revelando Giardia sp. en todos los perros. Esta vez, los tratamos con un antiprotozoo (secnidazol, dosis de 10 mg/kg) combinado con un medicamento homeopático comercial para el control de la diarrea (dosis de 3 g/animal a intervalos de 12 h). Descubrimos que se necesitaban de tres a cinco dosis homeopáticas para lograr puntajes fecales normales en todos los perros. Después de 5 días de tratamiento, las muestras de heces tuvieron una consistencia normal y fueron negativas para Giardia. Este es el primer registro de uso de secnidazol para el control de la giardiasis canina. asociado con homeopáticos en la evitación de diarrea.

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