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Flea control

Contributor(s): Ron Rees Davies, Brendan Carmel, Joanna Hedley

Flea control strategy

  • Eliminate flea population on the animal.
  • Eliminate flea population in the environment.
  • Prevent re-infestation with fleas.

Cause

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Flea control via animal

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Flea control via environment

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Prevention

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Carpenter J W, Dryden M W & Kukanich B (2012) Pharmacokinetics, efficacy and adverse effects of selamectin following topical administration of flea-infested rabbits. Am J Vet Res 73 (4), 562-566 PubMed.
  • Scarff D (2008) Skin diseases of pet rabbits. UK Vet: Companion Animal 13 (2), 66-75 VetMedResource.
  • Hansen O, Mencke N, Pfister K et al (2006) Efficacy of a formulation containing imidacloprid and permethrin against naturally acquired ectoparasite infestations (Ctenocephalides felisCheyletiella parasitovorax, and Listrophorus gibbus) in rabbits. Ing J Applied Res Vet Med (4), 320-325 VetMedResource.
  • White S D, Bourdeau P J & Meredith A (2002) Dermatological problems of rabbits. Seminars in Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine 11 (3), 141-150 ScienceDirect.
  • Hutchinson M J, Jacobs D E, Bell G D et al (2001) Evaluation of imidacloprid for the treatment and prevention of cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis felis) infestations on rabbits. Vet Rec 148 (22), 695-696 PubMed.
  • Jacobs D E, Hutchinson M J, Fukase T & Hansen O (2001) Efficacy of imidacloprid on rabbits naturally or experimentally infested with the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felisSuppl Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 23 (4), 11-14.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, Gloucester. ISBN 978 1 905319 82 4.
  • Harcourt-Brown F (2014) Dermatoses. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, Gloucester. ISBN: 978190531949-7.
  • Varga M (2014) Skin diseases. In: Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford. ISBN: 978-0-7020-4979-8.
  • Carpenter J W, Mashima T Y & Rupiper D J (2013) Exotic Animal Formulary. 4th edn. W B Saunders, Philadelphia. ISBN:  9781437722642.
  • Bowman D D, Lynn R C & Eberhard M L (2003) Georgis Parasitology for Veterinarians. Elsevier, Missouri. ISBN: 0 7216 9283 4.


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