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Acaricidal efficacy of a new combination of fipronil and permethrin against Ixodes ricinus and Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
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Title
Acaricidal efficacy of a new combination of fipronil and permethrin against Ixodes ricinus and Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks
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Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0681-0
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Pascal Dumont, Theodore S Chester, Boyd Gale, Mark Soll, Josephus J Fourie, Frédéric Beugnet

Abstract

BackgroundTwo blinded, controlled laboratory studies were conducted to assess the acaricidal efficacy of a new combination of fipronil and permethrin (Frontline Tri-Act®/Frontect®) against two tick species. Study A evaluated the efficacy of the product against both Ixodes ricinus and Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Study B evaluated the efficacy against R. sanguineus only.Methods16 (Study A) and 12 (Study B) healthy adult dogs were allocated to two groups in each study. Dogs in Group 1 served as untreated controls. Dogs in Group 2 were treated with a new topical spot-on formulation containing 6.76% (w/v) fipronil¿+¿50.48% (w/v) permethrin once on Day 0. Each dog of study A was infested with 50 unfed adult ticks of each species and each dog of study B was infested with 50 unfed adult Rhipicephalus sanguineus prior to treatment (Day ¿2 in Study A, Day ¿1 in Study B) and post treatment on Days 7, 14, 21 and 28. The ticks were removed and counted 48 h after treatment (Day 2) or subsequent infestations (Days 9, 16, 23 and 30). Acaricidal efficacy was defined as the percent reduction in the number of live ticks in the treated group compared to the untreated control group.ResultsThe percent efficacy in the treated group for R. sanguineus was 100%, 100%, 100%, 100% and 96.7% in Study A, and 94.4%, 100%, 100%, 98.7% and 98.0% in Study B, for counts performed on Days 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, respectively. For I. ricinus, in Study A, the percent efficacy of the treatment was 100%, 100%, 100%, 100% and 99.2% for counts performed on Days 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, respectively. There was a significant difference of the geometric mean numbers of live ticks between the treated and control groups at each time point in each study (p¿=¿0.005 for every day in Study A, and p¿<¿0.0001 for every day in Study B).ConclusionsA single topical administration of a combination of fipronil and permethrin provides excellent acaricidal efficacy against both I. ricinus and R. sanguineus for at least 4 weeks.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 13%
France 1 6%
Unknown 13 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 25%
Professor 3 19%
Student > Master 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Unknown 2 13%

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