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Table 1 Mite counts for each dog and calculated efficacy following treatment of dogs with generalised demodicosis with either topical fluralaner or a combination of imidacloprid and moxidectin

From: Efficacy of topically administered fluralaner or imidacloprid/moxidectin on dogs with generalised demodicosis

Treatment Dog Mite count
Baseline (Day -2) Day 28 Day 56 Day 84
Fluralaner 1 114 0 0 0
2 159 1 1 0
3 48 0 0 0
4 698 0 0 0
5 240 3 0 0
6 136 0 0 0
7 26 0 0 0
8 72 0 0 0
Mean 186.6 0.5 0.1 0.0
Efficacy (%)  na 99.7 > 99.9 100
Imidacloprid /moxidectin 1 36 1 0 5
2a 101 40 1 0
3a 286 144 15 14
4a 165 394 39 5
5 83 1 95 143
6 130 24 2 0
7 308 167 9 1
8a 39 264 466 983
Mean 143.5 129.4 78.4 143.9
Efficacy (%) na 9.8 45.4 0
  P-value (Kruskal-Wallis test) na χ2 = 9.8401, df  =  1, P = 0.0017 χ2 = 9.1891, df  =  1, P = 0.0024 χ2 = 8.4375, df  =  1, P = 0.0037
  1. aDogs which received a weekly treatment 
  2. Abbreviation: na not applicable