The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 
 
 

Field evaluation of the prophylactic effect of an isometamidium sustained-release device against trypanosomiasis in cattle.

In order to compare the prophylactic effect provided by a poly(D,L-lactide) sustained-release device (SRD) containing isometamidium (ISMM) with that provided by the classical intramuscular injection of the drug, a field trial was carried out at the Madina Diassa Ranch in Mali. One- to 3-year-old N'Dama cattle were randomly divided into three groups. The first group (n = 42) was treated with ISMM at a dose of 1 mg/kg of body weight, the second group (n = 44) received the same dose of the drug via an SRD, which was subcutaneously implanted in the shoulder region, and the third group (n = 36) was kept as an untreated control group. All animals were treated with diminazene aceturate (7 mg/kg of body weight) 2 weeks before the start of the experiment and were tested monthly by the buffy coat technique for a period of 8 months. Glossina morsitans submorsitans was the most important tsetse species, with apparent densities (number of catches/trap/day) varying between 11.9 and 38.7 over the experimental period. Eight months after treatment the cumulative infection rates were 27.7, 58.5, and 77.4% in the group with the SRD implant, the group receiving the intramuscular injection, and the control group, respectively. Statistical analysis showed that the incidence of trypanosomiasis was significantly lower (P = 0.006) in the group which received ISMM via the SRD than in the one which was treated with ISMM intramuscularly.[1]

References

  1. Field evaluation of the prophylactic effect of an isometamidium sustained-release device against trypanosomiasis in cattle. Diarra, B., Diall, O., Geerts, S., Kageruka, P., Lemmouchi, Y., Schacht, E., Eisler, M.C., Holmes, P. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (1998) [Pubmed]
 
WikiGenes - Universities