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Table 1.

Summary of the study schedule.

Acclimatisation Tick infestations1 Ranking and allocation to groups Treatment administration
Days −7 to −1
Days −6 (R. sanguineus only), 2, 7, 14, 21 and 28
Day −3
Day 0
Assessments 6 h (±15 min) in situ tick palpation counts
Assessments 12 h (±15 min) in situ tick palpation counts
Assessments 24 h (±30 min) tick counts and removal
Days 2, 7, 14, 21 and 28 Days 2, 7, 14, 21 and 28 Days −5 (R. sanguineus only), 3, 8, 15, 22 and 29
1

Dogs were sedated and confined to infestation crates for 4 h following initial exposure to ticks.

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