Efficacy of flea and tick collars against the ectoparasites of domestic animals

Abstract

A.P. Paliy, N.V. Sumakova, K.O. Rodionova, A.M. Mashkey, N.V. Alekseeva, Ye.A. Losieva, A.I. Zaiarko, V.K. Kostyuk, T.V. Dudus, B.S. Morozov, O.O. Hurtovyi, A.P. Palii

One of the most common parasitic diseases of domestic animals is their lesions by bloodsuckers, including fleas, lice, ticks. According to the study's results, the ectoparasite infestation of stray dogs (n=28) and cats (n=22) is mono - and a mix of invasions. The highest intensity of flea invasions in dogs and cats was from 2.5±2.0 to 8.5±2.0 and from 1.5±1.5 to 5.5±2.0 individuals per 10 cm² of animal skin area, respectively. Regardless of the year's season, it is necessary to pay special attention to the control and prevention of ectoparasitosis in animals. The purpose of our research was to determine the effectiveness of the use of flea and tick collars for pets with the active ingredient fipronil. Collars containing fipronil are well tolerated by pets and do not cause any side effects or changes in their clinical condition. Clinical studies have established a high activity of the investigated tick and flea collars against fleas, lice, lice, and parasitomorphic ticks. The effectiveness of flea and tick collars in production trials for dogs and cats' defeat with ectoparasites is 100%.

Keywords: fleas, lice, ticks, dogs, cats, collar, fipronil, invasion intensity
 

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