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Table 1 Tick assessment categories used to determine fluralaner acaricidal effecta

From: Investigation of the efficacy of fluralaner spot-on (Bravecto®) against infestations of Ixodes holocyclus on cats

Category Viability Attachment status Acaricidal effect
1 Live Free, unattached Not demonstrated
2 Live Attached, un-engorged Not demonstrated
3 Live Attached, engorging/engorged Not demonstrated
4 Dead Free, unattached Demonstrated
5 Dead Attached, un-engorged Demonstrated
6 Dead Attached, engorging Demonstrated
7 Dead Attached, engorged Not demonstrated
  1. aAdapted from Marchiondo et al. [21] and Fisara & Webster [15]