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Table 2 Results of serology (IFAT) and qPCR on blood and conjunctival swab for Leishmania infantum in cats treated with the Seresto® collar (G1) or in untreated controls (G2) after being exposed to one transmission season in highly endemic area

From: Prevention of feline leishmaniosis with an imidacloprid 10%/flumethrin 4.5% polymer matrix collar

Group n IFAT titre qPCR Total (%)a
1:80 1:160 Blood C.S.
G1 79 2 1 2 1 5 (6.3)A
G2 80 9 3 10 5 20 (25.0)B
  1. aNot the sum per group and row as individual animals tested positive on multiple tests but the total number of individuals testing positive in a group
  2. Significant differences are marked with different upper case letters (χ 2 = 9.095, df = 1, P = 0.0026)
  3. Abbreviation: C.S. conjunctival swab