Journal article

Efficacy of a combination of 10% imidacloprid/50% permethrin for the prevention of leishmaniasis in kennelled dogs in an endemic area

Domenico Otranto, Paola Paradies, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Gabriella Testini, Cinzia Cantacessi, Norbert Mencke, Gianluca Galli, Gioia Capelli, Dorothee Stanneck

Veterinary Parasitology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2007


The efficacy of imidacloprid 10%and permethrin 50% (Advantix; Bayer AG, Germany) in a spot-on formulation was evaluated in the field as a control measure to prevent canine leishmaniasis (CanL) in dogs in an endemic area of southern Italy. In February 2005, out of 845 dogs initially tested for CanL, 631 dogs which tested negative (315 from a kennel in Bari (KB) and 316 from a kennel in Ginosa (KG)) in a serological and a parasitological examination were allocated to one of three groups: Group A-treated with imidacloprid 10% and permethrin 50% once a month; Group B-treated every 2 weeks; and Group C-untreated control animals. All the dogs were examined serologically and parasitologically for C..

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