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How does Simparica perform on ticks?

 

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Action against the most prevalent species

A national government tick surveillance scheme found that Ixodes ricinus (71%), Ixodes hexagonus (27%), Dermacentor reticulatus (1%) and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (<1%) make up 99% of ticks that affect dogs in the UK.5

<em>Ixodes ricinus<sup>6</sup>*</em>

Hosts
Wild and domestic small-large mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Habitat
Grassland, moorland, heathland and woodland. Found in suburban/urban areas.

Disease transmission
Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis

<em>Ixodes hexagonus<sup>8</sup>*</em>

Hosts
Hedgehogs, foxes, ferrets, dogs, cats, rodents and occasionally birds

Habitat
On the host or in the nest.
Present in suburban/urban areas

Disease transmission
Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis

<em>Dermacentor reticulatus<sup>7</sup>*</em>

Hosts
Domestic and wild animals, e.g. dogs, horses, cattle, foxes, hares and hedgehogs

Habitat
Grasslands, pastures and woodlands

Disease transmission
Babesiosis

<em>Rhipicephalus sanguineus<sup>9</sup>*</em>

Hosts
Dogs, cats and foxes but also recorded on cattle, rabbits, hares, hedgehogs and squirrels

Habitat
Kennels and other sheltered places

Disease transmission
Ehrlichia

<em>Ixodes ricinus<sup>6</sup>*</em>
<em>Ixodes hexagonus<sup>8</sup>*</em>
<em>Dermacentor reticulatus<sup>7</sup>*</em>
<em>Rhipicephalus sanguineus<sup>9</sup>*</em>

*Areas with no records do not necessarily represent areas of absence of ticks, but simply that no records have been received from that location.

 

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Prevalence of ticks in the UK that affect dogs5

Simparica is licensed to 
kill 4 key UK & EU tick species including, 
Ixodes hexagonus, for at least 35 days1

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Persistent killing activity

Simparica provides persistent tick killing activity for at least 35 days, acting beyond the monthly treatment period, helping to minimise the potential risk of protection gaps.

 

Simparica efficacy against ticks 10
% reduction in live tick counts
Days after treatment
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Immediate sustained killing activity

Simparica kills ticks (I.ricinus) within 12 hours of attachment for 28 days after product administration11. Speed of kill is important in reducing the risk of transmission of tick-borne disease.

 

 

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