Febantel is an anthelmintic veterinary drug used in most schistosome and many tapeworm infestations. Schistosoma is a genus of elongated parasitic worms which inhabit blood vessels. The drug is approved for use in dogs and cats. In dogs and puppies febantel tablets is indicated for removal of hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala), ascarids (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina) and whipworms (Trichuris vulpis).
In cats and kittens febantel tablets is used for removal of hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) and ascarids (Toxocara cati). 1
Febantel is not used in pregnant animals. It should be used with caution in animals with preexisting liver or kidney dysfunction. Febantel suspension is indicated for use in horses and ponies for the removal of ascarids (Parascaris equorum, adult and sexually immature), pinworms (Oxyuris equi-adult and 4th stage larvae), large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus), and the various small strongyles in horses, breeding stallions and mares, pregnant mares, foals, and ponies.