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TITLE:  World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (W.A.A.V.P.) guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of anthelmintics in ruminants (bovine and ovine)
AUTHORS:  Powers KG;Wood IB;Eckert J;Gibson T;Smith HJ;
YEAR:  1982
JOURNAL ABBREV:  Vet Parasitol
JOURNAL FULL:  Veterinary parasitology
END PAGE:  284
KEYWORDS:  Animals;Anthelmintics;Cattle;Cattle Diseases;Clinical Trials as Topic;drug effects;Drug Evaluation;drug therapy;Helminthiasis;Helminthiasis,Animal;Helminths;methods;parasitology;pharmacology;Sheep;Sheep Diseases;Species Specificity;standards;therapeutic use;veterinary;
ABSTRACT:  During the 8th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (W.A.A.V.P.) held in Sydney, Australia, in 1977, President S. Gaafr appointed a committee to prepare international guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of anthelmintic products. The goal was to develop uniform testing standards and registration requirements to expedite the testing and approval of effective products with a minimum of labor, money, and experimental animals without sacrificing scientific validity. Achievement of such a goal would mean that data from investigators in one country could be used in registering drugs in another country. These guidelines, which were approved by the membership at the general meeting of the 9th International Conference of the W.A.A.V.P. on July 16, 1982 in Budapest, Hungary, are only a beginning in the development of uniform international methods for testing the efficacy of anthelmintics. We now propose that they be used by the scientific community recognizing that, at this time, these guidelines have not been officially reviewed or accepted by any government regulatory authority. Investigators are encouraged to evaluate this document critically and to recommend modifications promptly to the Committee so that they may be incorporated in these guidelines before the 10th International Conference to be held in Perth, Australia in 1983