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Table 4 Preventive effect provided by DPP-treated dog hair against the acquisition of Bbss by Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes scapularis ticks

From: Vectra 3D (dinotefuran, pyriproxyfen and permethrin) prevents acquisition of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto by Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes scapularis ticks in an ex vivo feeding model

Day of exposure Ixodes ricinusa Ixodes scapularisa
Total number of tested/positive ticks (%) Efficacy (%) Total number of tested/positive ticks (%) Efficacy (%)
Non-treated control groups DPP-treated groups Non-treated control groups DPP-treated groups
2 22/22 (100) 0/12 (0) 100 21/24 (87.5) 0/12 (0) 100
7 17/17 (100) 0/12 (0) 100 N/A N/A N/A
14 18/18 (100) 0/12 (0) 100 22/22 (100) 0/12 (0) 100
21 14/15 (93.3) 0/12 (0) 100 N/A N/A N/A
28 10/12 (83.3) 0/12 (0) 100 25/25 (100) 0/12 (0) 100
35 15/16 (93.7) 0/12 (0) 100 N/A N/A N/A
  1. aOnly females were considered during the assessment, / no experiment conducted for Ixodes scapularis due to limited tick availability