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Table 2 Mean flea counts and efficacy (%) after a single topical administration of fluralaner spot-on solution followed by water-immersion or shampooing of dogs before each flea 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 flea counts (n) 0.0 92.2 0.0 88.6 0.0 88.3 0.0 81.7
Count range (n) 0 85–99 0 78–101 0 79–100 0 65–96
Efficacy (%) 100c 100c 100c 100c
Shampooing Meanb flea counts (n) 0.0 34.5 0.0 80.2 0.0 87.7 0.0 89.1
Count range (n) 0 6d–97 0 55–101 0 78–101 0 73–99
Efficacy (%) 100c 100c 100c 100c
  1. aAssessment for fleas 48 h (±2 h) after treatment or re-infestation following treatment
  2. bGeometric mean
  3. cLog-counts of live fleas from the treatment group were significantly different (p ≤ 0.05) from log-counts of the respective untreated control group
  4. d4 out of 8 dogs adequately infested