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- n. An anthelmintic used to protect against internal parasites and worms in dogs and cats.
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Although success has been found by injecting flubendazole, Mackenzie said the process is expensive and time-consuming because the drug must be administered once or twice a year for up to 20 years to destroy the disease.
Mackenzie and Benjamin Adu-Addai, a pathology doctoral student, will begin research on campus by building upon an existing drug called flubendazole.
Veterinary professor Charles Mackenzie will study flubendazole as a treatment for elephantiasis and river blindness.
Flawed medical research could lead to children receiving treatment that either does not work or is harmful Elephantiasis and river blindness: MSU researcher receives $2M for reformulating flubendazole
The objective will focus on flubendazole, a drug originally developed in the 1970s that had excellent activity against filarial worms when it was given by injection in animals and humans.
"The DOLF project will review all available information on flubendazole and develop a plan for reformulating the drug for use against human filarial infections."