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Table 3 The number of cats in each groupa with bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophilic cytology 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 110 Day 168 Day 240 Day 300 Day 390 Day 505
Gradeb Group Group Group Group Group Group Group
A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C
0 7 10 10 9 5 2 5 9 6 4 10 3 5 7 3 5 7 2 7 10 3
1 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 2
2 1 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 3
3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 3 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 4 0 0 1
  1. aGroup A (10): selamectin topical initiated on Day 28 PI; Group B (10): oral ivermectin initiated on Day 70 PI; Group C (10): infected no treatment
  2. bGrade 0 < 16%, Grade 1 = 17–35%, Grade 2 = 36–60%, Grade 3 > 61% (percent represents the number of eosinophils compared to total nucleated cells observed)