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Table 2 The percentage of dogs with annual heartworm medication coverage in months by flea/tick medication treatment category

From: A comparative analysis of heartworm medication use patterns for dogs that also receive ectoparasiticides

Months of heartworm coverage Fluralaner Four monthly flea/tick products
1.0–1.9 10.3 12.6
2.0–2.9 8.3 10.3
3.0–3.9 4.4 4.9
4.0–4.9 2.1 2.7
5.0–5.9 1.4 1.7
6.0–6.9 24.7a 20.2b
7.0–7.9 4.3 3.8
8.0–8.9 3.5 3.3
9.0–9.9 4.2 3.6
10.0–10.9 4.9 4.2
11.0–12.0 31.9a 32.8b
  1. Statistical comparison of results at 6 months (χ2 = 496, df = 1, P < 0.0001) and 12 months (χ2 = 14, df = 1, P = 0.0002). Different superscripts indicate significant differences at P<0.05.