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Table 1 Mean tick counts and efficacy (%) after a single topical administration of fluralaner spot-on solution followed by water-immersion or shampooing of dogs before each tick infestation

From: The effect of water and shampooing on the efficacy of fluralaner spot-on solution against Ixodes ricinus and Ctenocephalides felis infestations in dogs

Assessment time pointsa Study day 6 Study day 30 Study day 58 Study day 86
Study Group Fluralaner Control Fluralaner Control Fluralaner Control Fluralaner Control
Water-immersion Meanb tick counts (n) 0.0 27.5 0.0 29.7 0.0 19.3 0.1 28.7
Count range (n) 0 18–38 0 21–35 0 9d–39 0–1 21–32
Efficacy (%) 100c 100c 100c 99.7c
Shampooing Meanb tick counts (n) 0.0 28.9 0.0 28.5 0.0 14.3 0.2 29.6
Count range (n) 0 20–39 0 20–37 0 3e–31 0–4 21–41
Efficacy (%) 100c 100c 100c 99.2c
  1. aAssessment of ticks 48 h (±2 h) after treatment or re-infestation following treatment
  2. bGeometric mean
  3. cLog-counts of live ticks from the treatment group were significantly different (p ≤ 0.05) from log-counts of the respective untreated control group
  4. d7 out of 8 dogs adequately infested
  5. e5 out of 8 dogs adequately infested