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Table 2 Number of dogs with increased rectal body temperature (RBT) and number of dogs tested positive for B. canis via blood smear, PCR and IFAT

From: Prevention of transmission of Babesia canis by Dermacentor reticulatus ticks to dogs treated orally with fluralaner chewable tablets (Bravecto™)

Study group RBT Blood smear PCR IFAT
≥39.4 °C [POS] [POS] [POS]
Untreated control [n] 19/27 27/27 27/27 27/27
Treatment groupa [n] 1b/8 0/8 0/8 0/8
  1. aoral treatment with fluralaner chewable tablets
  2. bone dog had a RBT of 39.8 °C once 17 days after treatment