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

The paper covers the topical ectoparasiticides currently available in Italy useful for protection of dogs against sand fly bites and for prevention of Leishmania transmission. The information included provides veterinary practitioners operating in the field of prevention of canine leishmaniasis with scientific information and guidance relative to: i) active principles and modes of action of these ectoparasiticides, ii) criteria for efficacy evaluation, iii) available products, iv) their application, and v) potential toxicity and adverse effects.

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  • Authors: 1 Fondati A., 2 Gradoni L., 3 Lubas G., 4 Paltrinieri S., 5 Roura X., 6 Zatelli A., 7 Zini E., 8 Maroli M.
  • Authors note: 1 Veterinaria Cetego - Veterinaria Trastevere, Roma, Italia; Clinica Veterinaria Colombo, Lido di Camaiore (Lucca), Italia | 2 Dirigente di Ricerca, Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Reparto di Malattie trasmesse da vettori, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, V.le Regina Elena 299, 00161, Roma, Italia | 3 Clinica Medica Veterinaria, Dipl ECVIM-CA, Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università di Pisa, Via Livornese, 56122, San Piero a Grado, Pisa, Italia | 4 Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Milano, Via Celoria 10, 20133, Milano | 5 Hospital Clínic Veterinari, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spagna | 6 Malta Consultancy Services, Ta’Xbiex, Malta | 7 Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Svizzera; Dipartimento MAPS, Università di Padova, Legnaro, Italia; Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Novara, Italia | 8 Dirigente di Ricerca, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, V.le Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italia
  • Year: 2018
  • Reference: Veterinaria Year 32, n. 2, April 2018
  • Pages: 1 - 12
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