Grooming and control of fleas in cats.

@article{Eckstein2000GroomingAC,
  title={Grooming and control of fleas in cats.},
  author={Eckstein and Hart},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          141-150
        }
}
  • Eckstein, Hart
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied animal behaviour science
Oral grooming is common in cats, as in rodent and bovid species where grooming has been shown to be effective in removing lice and ticks. [...] Key Method Elizabethan collars (E-collars) which prevented grooming were fitted on nine cats in a flea-infested household and 3 weeks later, flea numbers on these cats were compared with nine control cats in the same household. Flea numbers dropped in the control cats reflecting an apparent drop in adult fleas in the environment, but in the E-collar cats, flea numbers…Expand
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