Efficacy of selamectin in the treatment and prevention of flea (Ctenocephalides felis felis) infestations on dogs and cats housed in simulated home environments.

@article{Shanks2000EfficacyOS,
  title={Efficacy of selamectin in the treatment and prevention of flea (Ctenocephalides felis felis) infestations on dogs and cats housed in simulated home environments.},
  author={David J Shanks and Tim G. Rowan and R. L. Jones and Phillip Watson and Martin G Murphy and David H. G. Smith and Ann D Jernigan},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 3-4},
  pages={213-22}
}
The efficacy of selamectin, a novel avermectin, in protecting dogs and cats against experimentally induced environmental flea (Ctenocephalides felis felis) infestations, was evaluated in a series of controlled and masked studies. Purpose-bred shorthaired cats and Beagles were randomly allocated to treatment with either selamectin at a minimum dosage of 6mgkg(-1) of body weight in the commercial formulation or the negative control treatment (vehicle only), and housed in controlled simulated home… CONTINUE READING

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