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Table 1 Survival and attachment status categories of ticks during assessments

From: Immediate and persistent efficacy of sarolaner (Simparica™) against Haemaphysalis elliptica on dogs

Category General findings Attachment status
1 Live Free
2 Live Attached; unengorgeda
3 Live Attached; engorgedb
4 Killed Free
5 Killed Attached; unengorgeda
6 Killed Attached; engorgedb
  1. aNo filling of the alloscutum evident
  2. bObvious or conspicuous filling of the alloscutum evident