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Ciência Rural

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Abstract

PARRA, Jorge Erick Garcia; BRANDAO, Deodoro Atlante  and  CECCARELLI, Paulo Sérgio. The efficiency of fembendazole in the control of nematodes in pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1987). Cienc. Rural [online]. 1997, vol.27, n.2, pp. 297-299. ISSN 0103-8478.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84781997000200021.

This study was done at lhe Agricultural Centre for Training and Research (CEPTA/IBAMA) m the municipality of Pirassununga, São Paulo. Sixty pacus, wilh an average weight of 600g were obtained from the nurseries of the fish statíon at CEPTA. An experiment to determine the ejfect of fenbendazole (added to the ration in varíous doses) on nematodes in the alimentary canal ofthe pacu was realized using three treatments. Tl - contrai group (ration without fenbendazole, T2 - 20mg fenbendazole/kg ration, and T3 - 40mgfenbendazole/kg ration. The experimental ouüine was totally random. The fish was the experimental unit. There was no significam dijference (P 0.05) befween the treatments wilh the anti-helminthic fenbendazole added to the ration in doses of 20 and 40 mg/kg and the contrai group.

Keywords : anti-helminthic; fish; nurseries.

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