Leishmaniasis prevention: What should be known before recommending a topical product against sand fly bites in dogs?

Alessandra Fondati, Luigi Gradoni, George Lubas, Saverio Paltrinieri, Xavier Roura, Andrea Zatelli, Eric Zini, Michele Maroli

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    Abstract

    © 2018 SCIVAC (Societa Culturale Italiana Veterinari per Animali da Compagnia). All rights reserved. In this paper, topical ectoparasiticides currently available in Italy useful for protection of dogs against sand-fly bites and prevention of Leishmania transmission have been covered. The present paper provides veterinary practitioners operating in the field of prevention of canine leishmaniasis with scientific information and guidance relative to: i) active ingredients and modes of action of these ectoparasiticides, ii) criteria for the efficacy evaluation, iii) available products, iv) their application, and v) potential toxicity and adverse effects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-112
    JournalVeterinaria
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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