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Table 1 Follow up examinations in dogs diagnosed with benign esophageal spirocercosis enrolled in the study

From: Evaluation of a spot-on imidacloprid-moxidectin formulation (Advocate®) for the treatment of naturally occurring esophageal spirocercosis in dogs: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study

Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 20
Day 0 7 14 21 28 35 42 49 56 63 70 77 105 133
Physical examination × ×   ×   ×   ×     × × ×
Treatment × × × × × × × × × × × ×   
Complete blood count ×              ×
Sample for PCR (frozen) × × × ×   ×   ×     × × ×
Serum chemistry ×              ×
Fecal floatation × × × ×   ×   ×     × × ×
Fecal HRM real-time PCR × × × ×   ×   ×     × × ×
Endoscopy ×            ×   ×
Thoracic survey radiography ×        ×     ×   ×
Owner questionnaire ×   ×   ×    ×     × × ×
  1. Abbreviations: HRM high resolution melt; PCR, polymerase chain reaction