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Table 2 Number of cats (10/group) with peripheral circulating eosinophilia (>1500/μL) after L3 D. immitis infection

From: The progression of heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD) in SPF cats 18 months after Dirofilaria immitis infection

  Day 0 Day 70 Day 110 Day 168 Day 240 Day 300 Day 390 Day 505
  > 1500 Range > 1500 Range > 1500 Range > 1500 Range > 1500 Range > 1500 Range > 1500 Range > 1500 Range
Group A 0 267–1395 2 190–6511 4 241–1915 2 95–1564 0 503–1286 0 178–1064 1 327–1771 0 0–994
Group B 0 317–1450 6 206–14,891 8 757–5594 2 218–3400 4 419–1654 1 228–1600 1 338–1828 0 0–1105
Group C 0 87–1400 3 137–5880 7 137–2025 7 519–8831 8 586–7454 6 941–6334 8 831–10,620 7 184–5264
  1. Group A: selamectin topical initiated on Day 28 PI; Group B: oral ivermectin initiated on Day 70 PI; Group C: infected, no treatment (9 cats in group Day 240–505)