Short Takes

February 2006 Issue

Short Takes: 02/06

A comparison of flea products; cats-only veterinary practices; reunions

Imidacloprid Zaps Fleas Fastest, But Other Products Work As Well

If the trademarked names for flea treatments sound like video games, try pronouncing the pharmacological terms for the chemicals in Revolution, Advantage and Frontline: Selamectin, Imidacloprid and Fipronil-(S)-Methoprene, respectively.

Luckily, scientists didn’t have to pronounce the words when they wrote in the journal Veterinary Therapeutics (Vol. 6, No. 3) about “Comparative Speed of Kill of selamectin, imidacloprid and fipronil-(S)-methoprene Spot-On Formulations Against Fleas on Cats.” …

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