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    On the complexity of measuring forests microclimate and interpreting its relevance in habitat ecology: the example of Ixodes ricinus ticks

    Ecological field research on the influence of meteorological parameters on a forest inhabiting species is confronted with the complex relations between measured data and the real conditions the species is expo...

    Denise Boehnke, Reiner Gebhardt, Trevor Petney and Stefan Norra

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:549

    Published on: 6 November 2017

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    Molecular and serological detection of bovine babesiosis in Indonesia

    Bovine babesiosis, mainly caused by Babesia bovis and B. bigemina, is a huge threat to the livestock industry. In Indonesia, the current distribution of the disease is unknown due to a lack of scientific study.

    Azirwan Guswanto, Puttik Allamanda, Euis Siti Mariamah, Sodirun Sodirun, Putut Eko Wibowo, Liliek Indrayani, Rudi Harso Nugroho, I Ketut Wirata, Nur Jannah, Lepsi Putri Dias, Hadi Purnama Wirawan, Rochmadi Yanto, Bumduuren Tuvshintulga, Thillaiampalam Sivakumar, Naoaki Yokoyama and Ikuo Igarashi

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:550

    Published on: 6 November 2017

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    Quantifying the intensity of permethrin insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes in western Kenya

    The development and spread of resistance among local vectors to the major classes of insecticides used in Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) poses a major challenge to ma...

    Seline Omondi, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Eric Ochomo, Margaret Muchoki, Brigid Kemei, Charles Mbogo and Nabie Bayoh

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:548

    Published on: 6 November 2017

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    The phylogenetic position of the enigmatic Balkan Aulopyge huegelii (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the perspective of host-specific Dactylogyrus parasites (Monogenea), with a description of Dactylogyrus omenti n. sp.

    The host specificity of fish parasites is considered a useful parasite characteristic with respect to understanding the biogeography of their fish hosts. Dactylogyrus Diesing, 1850 (Monogenea) includes common par...

    Michal Benovics, Maria Lujza Kičinjaová and Andrea Šimková

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:547

    Published on: 3 November 2017

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    Contributions to the phylogeny of Ixodes (Pholeoixodes) canisuga, I. (Ph.) kaiseri, I. (Ph.) hexagonus and a simple pictorial key for the identification of their females

    In Europe, hard ticks of the subgenus Pholeoixodes (Ixodidae: Ixodes) are usually associated with burrow-dwelling mammals and terrestrial birds. Reports of Pholeoixodes spp. from carnivores are frequently contrad...

    Sándor Hornok, Attila D. Sándor, Relja Beck, Róbert Farkas, Lorenza Beati, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Gábor Földvári, Cornelia Silaghi, Elisabeth Meyer-Kayser, Adnan Hodžić, Snežana Tomanović, Swaid Abdullah, Richard Wall, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Georg Gerhard Duscher…

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:545

    Published on: 3 November 2017

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    First record of the invasive mosquito species Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) on the southernmost Mediterranean islands of Italy and Europe

    Aedes albopictus, a known worldwide vector of several mosquito-borne disease pathogens including dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses, was introduced into Europe in the late 1970s thro...

    Marco Di Luca, Luciano Toma, Francesco Severini, Daniela Boccolini, Salvatore D’Avola, Diego Todaro, Alessandra Stancanelli, Francesco Antoci, Francesco La Russa, Sandro Casano, Salvatore D. Sotera, Eugenio Carraffa, Veerle Versteirt, Francis Schaffner, Roberto Romi and Alessandra Torina

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:543

    Published on: 2 November 2017

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    Cutaneous leishmaniasis in northwestern Saudi Arabia: identification of sand fly fauna and parasites

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sand fly. This disease is highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia where Leishmania major and L. tropica are the etiological a...

    Najoua Haouas, Omar Amer, Fawwaz Freih Alshammri, Shorooq Al-Shammari, Latifa Remadi and Ibrahim Ashankyty

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:544

    Published on: 2 November 2017

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    A randomized, controlled field study to assess the efficacy and safety of lotilaner flavored chewable tablets (Credelio™) in eliminating fleas in client-owned dogs in the USA

    Preclinical studies have shown that the novel isoxazoline, lotilaner (Credelio™, Elanco) administered orally to dogs, produces rapid flea and tick knockdown and sustained speed of kill for at least a month pos...

    Daniela Karadzovska, Kimberly Chappell, Shane Coble, Martin Murphy, Daniela Cavalleri, Scott Wiseman, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:528

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    The novel isoxazoline ectoparasiticide lotilaner (Credelio™): a non-competitive antagonist specific to invertebrates γ-aminobutyric acid-gated chloride channels (GABACls)

    The isoxazolines are a novel class of parasiticides that are potent inhibitors of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channels (GABACls) and, to a lesser extent, of inhibitory glutamate-gated chloride ch...

    Lucien Rufener, Vanessa Danelli, Daniel Bertrand and Heinz Sager

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:530

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    A randomized, controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of lotilaner (Credelio™) in controlling ticks in client-owned dogs in Europe

    Oral administration of lotilaner flavoured chewable tablets (Credelio™, Elanco) to dogs has been shown to provide a rapid onset of killing activity of infesting ticks, with sustained efficacy for at least 35 d...

    Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:531

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    A randomised, blinded, controlled field study to assess the efficacy and safety of lotilaner tablets (Credelio™) in controlling fleas in client-owned dogs in European countries

    Lotilaner is a novel isoxazoline developed for oral administration to dogs. In laboratory studies, lotilaner was shown to be safe and to produce a rapid flea and tick knockdown, with a sustained speed of kill ...

    Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:526

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  12. Research

    Two randomized, controlled studies to assess the efficacy and safety of lotilaner (Credelio™) in preventing Dermacentor reticulatus transmission of Babesia canis to dogs

    Dogs worldwide are at risk of Babesia spp. infections. Preventive efficacy of lotilaner tablets (Credelio™, Elanco) against Babesia canis was evaluated in two studies.

    Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:520

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    Assessment of the speed of flea kill of lotilaner (Credelio™) throughout the month following oral administration to dogs

    Lotilaner (Credelio™, Elanco), a novel isoxazoline, is a systemic insecticide and acaricide that is rapidly absorbed following oral administration to dogs and has a half-life of 30 days. As part of a developme...

    Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:529

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    The intravenous and oral pharmacokinetics of lotilaner in dogs

    Lotilaner is a new oral ectoparasiticide from the isoxazoline class developed for the treatment of flea and tick infestations in dogs. It is formulated as pure S-enantiomer in flavoured chewable tablets (Credelio...

    Céline E. Toutain, Wolfgang Seewald and Martin Jung

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:522

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    Laboratory evaluations of the immediate and sustained effectiveness of lotilaner (Credelio™) against three common species of ticks affecting dogs in Europe

    There is a continuing need for novel approaches to tick control in dogs. One such approach lies in the ability of lotilaner (Credelio™), an isoxazoline with a rapid onset of action, to provide sustained efficacy ...

    Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Regina Lizundia Gorbea, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:527

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    Assessment of the onset of lotilaner (Credelio™) speed of kill of fleas on dogs

    Lotilaner (Credelio™) is the newest member of the novel isoxazoline chemical class to be developed to treat canine ectoparasitism. Administered orally, lotilaner is rapidly absorbed with peak blood levels occu...

    Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:521

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    Laboratory evaluations of the immediate and sustained efficacy of lotilaner (Credelio™) against four common species of ticks affecting dogs in North America

    Effective control of tick infestations on dogs is important to reduce the risk of transmission of bacterial, viral, and protozoal pathogens. Laboratory studies were initiated to determine the efficacy of lotil...

    Martin Murphy, Roberto Garcia, Daniela Karadzovska, Daniela Cavalleri, Dan Snyder, Wolfgang Seewald, Theresa Real, Jason Drake, Scott Wiseman and Steve Nanchen

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:523

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  18. Research

    Molecular typing of Trichomonas vaginalis isolates by actin gene sequence analysis and carriage of T. vaginalis viruses

    The protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common non-viral, sexually transmitted pathogen. Although T. vaginalis is highly prevalent among women in Kenya, there is lack of data regarding genetic di...

    Simon C. Masha, Piet Cools, Tania Crucitti, Eduard J. Sanders and Mario Vaneechoutte

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:537

    Published on: 30 October 2017

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