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Table 2 Tick category assignments used to assess the acaricidal effect of treatment

From: A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of orally administered fluralaner (Bravecto™) against induced Ixodes holocyclus (Australian paralysis tick) infestations on dogs

Category Observations Acaricidal effect
1 Live, Free, Unattached No
2 Live, Attached, Not Engorged No
3 Live, Attached and Engorging or Engorged No
4 Dead, Free Yes
5 Dead, Attached, Not Engorged Yes
6 Dead, Attached, Engorging Yes
7 Dead, Attached, Engorged No