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Table 2 Results of screening for the presence of circulating anti- Leishmania infantum antibodies

From: Efficacy of a slow-release imidacloprid (10%)/flumethrin (4.5%) collar for the prevention of canine leishmaniosis

  Study site
Messina (S1) Augusta (S2)
Number of screened animals 144 311
Mean age (months)/range 48.5/3-108 38.1/2-120
Coat length (%) short/medium/long 50.0/35.4/14.6 52.7/35.6/11.7
Sex (%) female/male 52.8/47.2 60.8/39.2
ELISA Positive 15/144 (10.4%) 33/311 (10.6%)
IFAT Positive 11/50 (22.0%) 69/268 (25.7%)
ELISA and/or IFAT positive 21/144 (14.6%) 79/311 (25.4%)