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Efficacy of an imidacloprid/permethrin product against rabbit ectoparasites

Olaf Hansen and others, Bayer Healthcare, Leverkusen, Germany

Advantix (Bayer) is a spot-on formulation containing imidacloprid and permethrin licensed for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs.

The authors evaluate its use in the treatment of flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and mite (Cheytiella and Listrophorus gibbus) parasitovorax infestations in rabbits.

Rabbits received 40mg imidacloprid and 200mg permethrin and were evaluated at intervals over the next six weeks. From two weeks after treatment no fleas or mites were detected. No adverse reactions were recorded. 

International Journal Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine 4 (4): 320-325.

Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine.