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Erratum to: Efficacy of fluralaner flavored chews (Bravecto®) administered to dogs against the adult cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis felis and egg production

  • Michael W. Dryden1,
  • Vicki Smith1,
  • Tashina Bennett1,
  • Lisa Math2Email author,
  • James Kallman2,
  • Kathleen Heaney2 and
  • Fangshi Sun2
Parasites & Vectors20158:405

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-1014-z

Received: 20 July 2015

Accepted: 20 July 2015

Published: 31 July 2015

The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:364

Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained a mistake. Table 2 (table 1 here) was incorrect as it inadvertently included a duplication of data presented in Table 1. Table 2 has been corrected in the original article and is included correctly below.
Table 1

Geometric mean egg counts and percent control against the KS1 cat flea strain 48 h post-treatment or infestation of dogs treated with fluralaner flavored chews

 

Day 2

Day 30

Day 58

Day 86

Day 93

Day 100

Day 107

Day 114

Day 122

Treatment1

Mean # of eggs2,3

% control4

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Mean # of eggs

% control

Controls

171.7

 

128.9

 

83.9

 

67.1

 

87.4

 

53.8

 

64.4

 

26.7

 

67.4

 

Fluralaner

0.2a

99.9

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

0.0a

100

112 dogs were used in this study. The 6 dogs in each control group received no treatment. The 6 dogs in the fluralaner group were administered an oral chewable tablet once on Day 0

2Each dog was infested with approximately 200 adult Ctenocephalides felis felis from the KS1 strain on days—2, 7, 28, 56, 84, 91, 105, 112 and 120 post-treatment, flea eggs were collected 48 h post-treatment or post-infestation during a 3-h collection period

3Geometric mean # of eggs recovered from dogs per treatment group

4% control = ((geometric mean count control -geometric mean count treatment)/ geometric mean count treatment)) x 100

ageometric mean of treatment group was significantly different from control (P ≤0.001)

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University
(2)
Merck Animal Health

Reference

  1. Dryden MW, Smith V, Bennett T, Math L, Kallman J, Heaney K, et al. Efficacy of fluralaner flavored chews (Bravecto®) administered to dogs against the adult cat flea Ctenocephalides felis felis and egg production. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:364.PubMed CentralPubMedView ArticleGoogle Scholar

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