Journal article

Efficacy of an imidacloprid/flumethrin collar against fleas, ticks and tick-borne pathogens in dogs

Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Alessio Giannelli, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Cinzia Cantacessi, Donato de Caprariis, Anna Sara De Tommasi, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Vita Lacasella, Viviana Domenica Tarallo, Giancarlo Di Paola, Barbara Qurollo, Edward Breitschwerdt, Dorothee Stanneck, Domenico Otranto

Parasites & Vectors | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Tick-borne diseases comprise a group of maladies that are of substantial medical and veterinary significance. A range of tick-borne pathogens, including diverse species of bacteria and protozoa, can infect both dogs and humans. Hence, the control of tick infestations is pivotal to decrease or prevent tick-borne pathogen transmission. Therefore, different commercial products with insecticidal, repellent or both properties have been developed for use on dogs. Recently, a collar containing a combination of imidacloprid 10% and flumethrin 4.5% has proven effective to prevent tick and flea infestations in dogs under field conditions and the infection by some vector-borne pathogens the..

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