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Table 1 Dipylidium caninum infection in flea batches used to infest dogs using a natural challenge model

From: Topical or oral fluralaner efficacy against flea (Ctenocephalides felis) transmission of Dipylidium caninum infection to dogs

Time post-treatment (days) Flea age (days) Metacestode infection prevalence (%)a Metacestode intensity per infected fleab Metacestode abundancec
7 12 23.3 3.1 0.7
14 14 66.7 8.8 5.8
21 13 33.3 3.3 1.1
28 18 40.0 2.8 1.1
35 14 13.3 6.8 0.9
42 14 13.3 5.0 0.7
49 14 16.7 2.0 0.3
56 12 13.3 1.0 0.1
63 14 13.3 1.3 0.2
70 14 26.7 5.1 1.4
77 16 13.3 9.3 1.2
84 13 13.3 3.5 0.5
  1. aNo. infected fleas / total no. fleas examined
  2. bTotal no. metacestodes recovered / no. infected fleas
  3. cTotal no. metacestodes recovered / total no. of fleas examined